Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Game (The Game is Life 1)

The Game...

A virtual reality simulation.

Played by over a billion children
around the world.

The best players are celebrities.

Adored and worshiped by countless fans.

Zack is a superstar among players.

His final play may change the world...

Forever.

-Goodreads




*****STARS: 5!*****

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This thing is freaking amazing. Once I started, I couldn't put it down and, chapter after chapter, I kept thinking about how crazy it was that everything fed to me felt so... true.

Makes me wonder if we really are in a game.

Zack is a top gamer, and in his world, kids don't go to school. They play games. The first few years are free like public school, but once you flunk out, you don't get a do-over. Instead, you get sent to the government schools, one of the worse things you could sentence yourself to, if not an eternity in hell via la cuchilla. As his times nears, Zack goes in for one last game before he graduates: as a 'well-rounded citizen' or a dropout, no one knows. Except for maybe one person...

This whole concept of us (the readers) being in a simulation makes for an interesting conversation. According to Zack's sponsor, we're all gamers under the age of eighteen playing Life and learning skills to better ourselves for the real world. Why play castle crashers when we could live a life that we ourselves can make for our own? When we're working and finding ways to better ourselves, why wouldn't it be worth it, when we can transfer all our earnings into cash once we 'wake up'? For Zack, he's ready to do that one last run a little differently. He doesn't want to just go all in anymore, he wants to make a difference. We wants to wake everyone up.

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It's a bunch of comparisons you can't help but make as you read this, learning of the glitches and betas and figuring out that they're ghosts and angels, demons and those little voices in your head that tell you what to do. What you shouldn't do. Or what you really want to do but can't.

This was a well written book. The flow was great, and although it was a steady pace, the anticipation was intense enough to make things interesting. What would've been a boring read captivated me to know more about this virtual reality, this game that we all seem to be living in without realizing. And who doesn't love a good conspiracy?

It's suspenseful. It's romantic. It'll definitely make you think. Definite recommend.

Happy Reading =^-^=

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