Insignia, Volume 1
"Insignia expertly combines humor with a disarming and highly realistic view of the future. The characters are real, funny, and memorable. You won't be able to put this book down."—Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent
The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia, the first entry in S. J. Kincaid's fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy perfect for fans of Ender's Game.
The planet's natural resources are almost gone, and war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning. The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn't seem like a hero. He's a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.
As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom's life completely changes. Suddenly, he's someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there's a price to pay. . . .
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As a first-level recruit—a plebe—your classes are divided between this room and MacArthur Hall on the fifteenth floor.” They took the elevator to the sixth ... “This is the common area for plebes,” Marsh informed him. “Those signs?
“Those are plebes,” he told Tom in the hallway. “They're running a group scrimmage. Before they get into advanced tactical training, plebes are drilled in teamwork exercises. They're also acclimated to the neural processors in their ...
Are you going to be a plebe soon?” He wasn't sure how to answer that. “Oh, but I saw how you handled that tank simulation,” Heather went on. “I bet you won't be a plebe for long. There are promotions twice a year, and I bet you'll move ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jennybeast - LibraryThing
Initially I was irritated by the similiarities to Ender's Game, but that book never made me laugh out loud at the antics of the characters. Great, fast-paced, in places hilarious read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing
I love this book. It was highly recommended to me by one of my fifth-grade students. In fact, she repeatedly told me that I "had" to read this book. So, of course, I read it. And I am so glad I did ... Read full review