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1. The Deadliest Game (Tom Clancy's Net Force; Young Adult)
by Tom Clancy, Steve R. Pieczenik
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Asin: 0425161749
Catlog: Book (1999-02-01)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Sales Rank: 24514
Average Customer Review: 4.28 out of 5 stars
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Computer savvy teens, a war game gone awry, and good old-fashioned intrigue are the elements of The Deadliest Game, a high-octane episode in Tom Clancy's wildly popular teen series Net Force. Clancy and co-author Steve Pieczenik envision a futuristic society where people enliven their dull lives with intense virtual experiences. One of the most favored of these virtual realities is a medieval war game called Sarxos. Players leave their physical bodies at home while an implant in their head carries them through their computer to the virtual Dominion of Sarxos, a land where they may be anyone-- from a reigning warlord to a practicing hedge-wizard. But when players who are winning too many battles in Sarxos start getting stalked and attacked in the real world, it becomes clear that one player has begun taking the game far too seriously.

Enter teen cyber-sleuths Meg and Leif, experienced Sarxos players. As members of the Net Force Explorers, a teen auxiliary of the cyber-crime-stopping Net Force, Meg and Leif start questioning characters in the alternate reality. Even when their boss instructs them to stop, they stay hot on the trail of the online Sarxian player who is "bouncing" any threatening opponent out of the game. But time is running out in the search for the online criminal, and Meg and Leif may find themselves the next bouncees!

In Net Force, Tom Clancy has created a cyber-thrilling series that will transition into the next millennium with ease. The breathless action and abrupt plot transitions between the real world and virtual reality will fascinate teen computer fiends and young video gamers alike. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Dominion of Sarxos will never be the same
The Dominion of Sarxos is a virtual reality game where people go there to get away from the real world or to meet up with people but the real purpose of the game is when many different armies lead there team into battle but everything is becoming to real people that have beaten a team named Argath the captain of that team have been getting bounced and attacked, Megan o Malley and Leif Anderson both net force explorers are asked to investigate by john winters net force official, they must travel around the game and warn other army captains about the attacks and tell them to look out for themselves Megan and Leif both warn a army captain about the attacks and tell the player to watch out for herself well the player does not take this warning seriously the next day the player was brutally attacked by the bouncer and in the hospital unconscious Megan and Leif was find this bouncer fast before the game really begins. I would highly recommend this book to a person that is into VR games and likes awesome technology you will not want to stop reading this book. It is a very good mystery novel that is suspenseful and interesting it may be hard to understand it but if you look back in the book and read it very carefully you will understand it and start to get very hooked to it. Hey I am not some kind of writer but if you ask me I would definitely give this book a tow thumbs up.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great deadly game
I read the book The Deadliest Game from the series Net Force. It was a book about two kids who fight online crime. And in this book they get a very dangerous case. In this case they try to catch a guy who has taken an online virtual reality game to serious. This guy is ruining other contestant's computers and even hurting others. I liked this book very much I thought it did a great job in conveying the futuristic virtual reality Internet. Also it did a great job in creating a great suspense mystery. This story takes many interesting turns. If you were interested in reading a future set mystery I would definitely recommend this book. I think in this book having teenagers be the detectives are a symbol. A symbol for teenagers and kids becoming more smart then the adults. So if you want a book to read check out The Deadliest Game by Tom Clancy

4-0 out of 5 stars Take a break
Control your armys, crush your foes, and strike fear in the eyes of those who oppose you. Then log off, brush your teeth, take a break then lunge back into the world of Sarxos. Tom Clancy really grasps the world of science fiction in his Net Force book The Deadliest Game. I would recomend this book for one and all. The mystery lover, to the action seeker, all readers can love this book many times over.

2-0 out of 5 stars dont read it
Tom Clancy's Net Force is a very boring book. Tom Clancy can do way better. He has written way better books than this. I suggest you don't buy this one. This book is about a virtual game called the dominion of Sarxos. People play this virtual game a lot and it is the biggest virtual game in the world. But people have been taking the game too seriously and are trashing people's apartments, and ruining their computers and hurting them. They hire a girl to figure out who's been doing this and some interesting things happen but I won't tell you. This book is okay but don't buy it. Just check it out from a library because it's not worth buying.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Deadliest Game is a deadly game
when i read this book i went through many stages excitment sadness climax denoument i fell in love with this book i recommed this book to everyone and now im hooked to the series and cant stop reading ... Read more


2. Katie.com: My Story
by Katherine Tarbox
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Asin: 0452282535
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: Plume Books
Sales Rank: 73957
Average Customer Review: 3.41 out of 5 stars
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Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer attending an elite school in an affluent Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and self-conscious eighth-grader who craved the attention her workaholic parents couldn't give her. "Mark" seemed to understand her; he told her she was smart and wonderful. When they set a date to finally meet while Katie was in Texas for a swim competition, she walked into a hotel room and discovered who-and what-her cyber soul mate really was.

In Katie.com, Tarbox, now eighteen, tells her story-an eye-opening tale of one teenager's descent into the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's harrowing experience with her online boyfriend would affect her life for years to come and result in her becomingthe first "unnamed minor" to test a federal law enacted to protect kids from online sexual predators.

In an age when a new generation is growing up online, Tarbox's memoir is a cautionary tale for the Internet Age. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars My Katie.com review
Katie.com was a great book. I liked it because it explained so much of how her life was when this tragedy happened. This book is about a girl, Katherine Tarbox, who has just a regular everyday life. But, when her sister comes over, she brings her laptop along with her. Since Katie didn't have a computer, she explored the Internet. Then she finds a chat room and she starts looking for someone just like her. When Katie does finally meet "The Guy," she keeps it a secret. Mark, 'The Guy," desperately wants to meet her and visa versa. They finally meet at her swim meet and she goes to his hotel room. When they meet face-to-face it's really not what she expects. It is a very surprising book. I think that anyone, boy or girl, should read this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Chat Room hi-Jinks
This gripping, non-fiction autoriography interested me to the very end of the book, whose theme is the danger of on-line chat rooms. You never know wht could happen.
In this book, Katie meets a man in an on-line chat room. the two decide to meet in person, and the guy turns out to be three times Katie's age and sexually abuses her. Katie and her mother decide to press charges, and the man is sent to jail, but only for one year.
Katie.com interested me very much. It was one of the stories I will remember forever. Although this book may not be for everyone, I find non-fiction very interesting. It tells about everyday life. Sometimes I get into on-line chat rooms, and I found it hard to believe what harm could really come from them. Reading this taught me never to trust something someone tells me in a chat room.
At the end of her book, Katie talks about how parents today must protect their children on the Internet, even if the children are teenagers. I completely agree with this. If parents don't watch out for their kids, then the same thing that happened to Katie could happen to them. Katie's parents thought it couldn't happen to her, but it did.
The issues this book raises are simple: Can you trust people on the Internet today?" "Is it possible to meet someone face-to-face that you have only met throught the Internet?" "Should we exclude young teens from using chat rooms?"
This book is very good. It makes you take time to give the Internet a second look. People may get on just for fun, but you have to watch what you do. It is scary how one girl's life changed in only one day. I think you should never get emotionally involved in a relationship over the Internet, especially when you are young.
Although the beginning of the book is slow and it is somewhat difficult to get into, I would recommend this book to anybody who goes to chat rooms or just to anyone who wants to read a really good book. It is a good lesson to learn from someone else's mistake. I could read it over and over and still find the story line amazing. I found it to be time well spent!

4-0 out of 5 stars Moving Story
Katie's life-learning biography is a moving story of a girl who's life is like that of the richest, but her status clearly isn't a way for her to appreciate her family, not that they never loved her but the inappropriate perceptions they have had. Katie's story speaks not only to potential victims of the main incident but as well to parents, siblings and everybody involved in anindividual's social circle, means all of us.

2-0 out of 5 stars matter over memoir
Being an 18 year old girl, and a survivor of internet addiction, I hope that my review can hold a certain amount of weight.
This story was certainly eye-opening, and the subject matter of internet relationships and paedophilia is very relevant. However, a story, it was disappointing. The writing style was at its best repetitive and immature, and did not integrate the sophistication, vivid use of language, and control that memoir usually delivers.
As a reader and writing, I know that the writing style makes or breaks a book, and even the best written story with the most simple storyline can be excellent.
But after researching this book a little more, I realized that this book was never intended to be a literary masterpiece, it was intended to be a therapy exercise, and certainly a poster for internet safety and internet nannying.
But let's look at it in a positive way- it certainly shows that teenagers can do anything, and even the sloppiest of writing (with a little editing) can be made publishable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book was sooooooooo good. it was something that everyone should read. it's creepy that there are people like marc out there. another cool thing was that i live in new canaan and everything was real, even the teachers she dedicated it to in the back of the book ... Read more


3. Virtual Vandals (Tom Clancy's Net Force; Young Adults, No. 1)
by Tom Clancy, Steve R. Pieczenik
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Asin: 0425161730
Catlog: Book (1999-02-01)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Sales Rank: 20888
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Virtual Vandals
This book was another classic book from the best author Tom Clancy. It was a great mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole entire book, from begining to the end. The best part is the begining in Camden yards stadium during the old timers game. The most suspensful part is when Matt goes out to look for the Vandals. The book was a great one whoever likes mysteries read this one and this is why. Like I said before it will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole entire time I was reading. It will make you want to keep reading all the way until you finish and then you will want to to start over and read it again. The place and the time was great and it makes you wonder will the world be like this during the year 2025. This was a great book and I would recomend this book to anybody at any age.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well, it was ok.
Listen, I love Tom Clancy's books, but I shouldn't be considered a fan. I only read one of his other books, Rainbow Six(and it was damn good!). And as for this book? Well, it had it's moments. Pretty exciting, but just a little predictiable. Clancy, if you're out there, you can do better.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting YA Novel for Computer Geniuses
The year is 2025, and computers rule the world. Which is why the Net Force was formed. To protect the United States of America from all online criminal activity. But there is also a group of teenage computer geniuses who sometimes know more than adults, who are known as the Net Force Explorers.

While watching a holographic "old-timers" baseball game, Net Force Explorer Matt Hunter, and several of his Net Force Explorer friends are filled with excitement at seeing the legendary Babe Ruth come up to bat, but while doing his well-known routine of pointing to the stands, a group of four people dressed in outfits from the 30's, stand up and open fire on the entire stadium with Tommy guns. Everyone knows that virtual bullets can kill you, and Matt and his Net Force Explorer friends know that this group of vandals must be stopped. But the stadium shoot-out is just the beginning. Now Matt and his friends are worried that perhaps even the legenday Net Force Explorers will be unable to stop them next time.

I found that the first installment of TOM CLANCY'S NET FORCE was both intriguing and interesting. The fact that VITUAL VANDALS takes place in the year 2025 will gain fans from the futuristic and science fiction fans, and all of the talk about the Internet and computers will intrigue the so-called computer geniuses of the world. The characters are intelligent, and computer-savvy, who embark on numerous adventures throughout the novel, and will have the reader rooting for them from the very first page until the very last page. A must-have.

Erika Sorocco

4-0 out of 5 stars Virtual Vandals is a great book!!!
Virtual Vandals is a great book! This book is a great thrill ride that will keep you an the edge of your seat. Virtural Vandals has plenty of mystery that will keep you guessing with its twists and turns. Your main character through this ride is Matt Hunter. He lives in a world where our present day computers are obsolete. Your computer can send you zipping through cyber space with a single voice command. The book starts off with our main character Matt and his friends watching a virtual baseball game when some people in the croud start ripping rounds and spraying everything with bullets. After this incident Matt sets of in search for the virtual vandals that had hurt his friend Leif.If you enjoyed my review I would strongly recomend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clancy's Best
Tom Clancy has writen great books, but none are as good as Virtual Vandals. It is sad, funny, and it is full of action. ... Read more


4. Arthur's Computer Disaster (Arthur Adventure Series)
by Marc Brown
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Asin: 0316105341
Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Sales Rank: 32959
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Arthur's Computer Disaster
"Arthur's Computer Disaster" was a cute book. Any child would enjoy it. It's not only an easy reader that they would like reading, but it teaches a lesson. -What happens when your break the rules.

Arthur's hooked on this new computer game. His mom tells him not to play it while she's gone, but he does it anyway, even with his sister, D.W., warning him. Arthur accidently "breaks" the computer, his mother gets home, and punishes him. All in all, he learns a lesson.

D.W. is my favorite character, because she's so sweet and innocent, just like all little sisters are. She warns her brother, and he chooses not to listen, and ends up "breaking" the computer.

3-0 out of 5 stars For non readers only
Book is on the level of SEE SPOT RUN. Not for young readers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arthur's in trouble now!
This is a great book to teach kids what happens when you break the rules. Arthur's mom tell him he can't play his new computer game while she's gone. But the game is really cool, and he doesn't mean to play it, exactly, just show it to Buster. But, as you might guess, things don't work out that way. Arthur is convinced he has broken the computer. D. W. worries that they will now be homeless, and it will all be his fault. But Mom is able to fix the computer and they all learn a lesson about following the rules.

As a Mom, I wish I could be as fair and calm as Arthur's Mom. She never yells or freaks out. She just grounds Arthur from the computer. And he admits that's fair, which my kids probably would not do. This is a great story about a very common situation. Kids and parents will relate to this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Computer Disaster a Book sensation
This book is a great book for much reason. 1 reason is that it is a book that it is a book that any kid could enjoy. This book has the idea of truth and it is a great book with descriptive words. The book has wonderful art and a great story line. It earns 4 stars in my head and 5 or above in a small kids head. I extremely recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arthur does it again!
This is such a good story that kids today can really relate to. It teaches that even when you disobey and mess something up, you should always 'fess up. Most often, the parents are able to fix things back. I'm glad, too, that the author included a suitable punishment for Author's misbehavior, so that the readers might understand that even though adults can fix things, he still had to suffer the consequences. ... Read more


5. From the Files of Madison Finn: Play it Again - Book #3 (From the Files of Madison Finn)
by Laura Dower
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Asin: 0786815558
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Volo
Sales Rank: 41820
Average Customer Review: 4.91 out of 5 stars
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Act one, scene one.When Mr. Gibbons posts the cast for the upcoming production of the seventh-grade musical, The Wiz, Madison's world gets a dose of serious drama.Can her role as stage manager of the show help her figure out who likes whom and who her real friends and enemies are? ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars From the files of Madison Finn Play It Again
At Madison's school theres a play coming up about The Wiz. Madison is really nervous about the auditions. Some of Madison's friends are acting a little weird for the past few days. Madison has a huge crush on a boy named Hart. When Poison Ivy(Ivy)(Madison's Enemy) meets Hart Madison begins to feel jealous. When Madison sees Fiona with Poison Ivy Madison begins to change her mind about Fiona. Will her friends all change and leave Madison hanging? I thought this book was really great. I found a few things that Madison and I related to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Must Read
While Aimee, Fiona, and Egg are busy getting extremely excited over the class play "The Wiz", Madison is developing a huge case of nerves. So she thinks of a different way to be a part of the production, and is given the position of stage manager. But when Aimee and Fiona suddenly start hanging around with Madison's arch enemy Ivy, she realizes that it's time to figure out who her real friends and enemies are.

5-0 out of 5 stars MadFinn Rulez
MadFinn is a really great book for people just becoming teenagers and how it feels. U get an inside look on how it will be ur first day at school and how many friends and enimies u make. Every teenage girl (...) should get a copie of Madison Finn TODAY.

ITS THE BEST BOOK EVA!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars jesi's thoughts
I loved this book BTW (MF humor). I know how Madison feels to want something and tries to do it and then chickens out at the last minute so I didn't par-take in her regret in not trying out for a show part in The Wiz. I think stage manager is a great role; she gets to know everything before the cast does and she gets to help with the costumes. But what I don't like is Ivy, yup, Poison Ivy Daly (meddling with Maddie's life as usual). Can't she just stay out of things for two seconds!? She, Aimee, and Fiona are all buddy-buddy now, leaving Madison to watch from behind the curtain again. Even Hart is not paying too much attention to her. But when the fat lady sings everything pops back into reality, which makes me happy. But while Fiona and Aimee were out of the scene it gave Madison the opportunity to introduce the new character Lindsey Frost into the series. She's a girl who can't be excepted, but does that stop Madison. No way!

5-0 out of 5 stars SO GOOD! SO FUN!
This is the 3rd book in the series and it was the best one so far. Madison Finn's grade is putting on a play, The Wiz. She doesn't want to audition so she gets to be the Stage Manager. She is really excited about that but she soon feels left out. All she does in run and get props! And to top it all off, Fiona and Aimee are hanging out with Ivy! This book was used for my book report and it was really easy to do. One of my friends is using my copy of "Caught in the Web" for her book report and she says she has lots of ideas, too. If you want to: know what happens with Fiona and Aimee with Ivy, read a great book, or do an easy but still an A+ book for a report, buy "Play it Again"! ... Read more


6. Cyberquest: The Complete Virtual Adventure
by Sigmund Brouwer
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Asin: 0849975778
Catlog: Book (2000-05-09)
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Sales Rank: 560802
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The year is 2096 A. D….following the Great Water Wars, the Earth is a hostile place and Christianity has been outlawed.Two classes of people have emerged; wealthy Technocrats and the poverty-stricken Plebots.In Old Newyork, hundreds of thousands live no better than animals.The World Government is about to reclaim these slums by emptying them with a heat bomb, but a secret resistance committee has a plan to stop the slaughter and bring hope.All they need is a hero.Enter Mok, a Plebot with knowledge of the "Galilee Man."

This previously released series of six books follows the quests of Mok as he travels through virtual time-now combined in one volume.

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4-0 out of 5 stars "Cyberquest" by Christian writer Sigmund Brouwer
It is the year AD 2096, the Great Water Wars all over but Earth is still a hostile world. The World Government is controlled by wealthy Technocrats who have outlawed Christianity. The Christians are then forced to live in Old Newyork, now a bombed-out island where only the criminal and poverty-stricken Welfaros live. The World Government decides to destroy the whole island of Old Newyork, killing all of its inhabitants. But a committee together comes up with a plan, one in which they will need to find a hero. After giving up on many candidates, they have only one last hope, that is to test the Welfaro, Mok. Will he be able to survive through the 'Cyberquest'?

This complete book of the Cyberquest series (consisting of 6 short books) is a great read. If parents are searching for a good book with a Christian theme for their kids, this book is definitely worth looking up! It has adventure, suspense, Christian morals, and a futuristic setting which would appeal to kids ages 9 and up. The character Mok is your typical hero, poor and not educated yet intelligent, searching for the answer about who the Galilee man is, and if this person called Jesus really lived... and still lives?

My only complaint about "Cyberquest" is some points about the writing. I love twists and turns in the plot and especially love surprises. This book has plenty of them except at some parts I can't help but feel like it wasn't written down well. Either the scene was a bit rushed or forced upon you quickly you don't know what's going on, confusing the reader at some intervals. Other than that it's a great, lightweight adventure story to read. A bit of a reminder, since this book is six books in one, many times things or events are repeated or explained numerous times.

Two other Sigmund Brouwer series I love are "Lightning on Ice Series" and the "Mars Diaries". The "Lightning on Ice" books are about teenage ice hockey players while the "Mars Diaries" are a science fiction series on a teenager who lives on a colony on Mars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best series I have ever read!
The book is excelent! It has no filthy language. It centers around 2045 A.D. It is a book for all ages!

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3-0 out of 5 stars Better than some
An enjoyable, though slightly lightweight, adventure centering around a young man named Mok who, for some undescribable reason, is kidnapped and hooked to a macine that puts him into a netherworld, in which he must use his enjineuity to solve problems. Read this when you need to relax your brain. ... Read more


7. From the Files of Madison Finn: Caught in the Web - Book #4 (From the Files of Madison Finn)
by Laura Dower
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Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Caught In The Web
It's Halloween time in Far Hills and Madison is getting the jeebies! She decides to join the school dance committe and join a contest on-line as well! Things with Madison's crush, Hart, are getting harder too...with Ivy in the way! I think this book is a great addition to the awesome series!!!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Funny how things work out
Madison has a fit when Ivy, her competition, is also helping out for the Halloween school dance. She feels that Ivy might ruin the dance that she always dreamt about.
At Fiona's (one of Madison's best friends)sleepover, Madison reveals the secret of the past of Fiona's house. She and Aimee describes that there use to be ghostsliving in the attic. Of course, Fiona thinks it's a lie but when they go up to take a look...
Madison enters a story contest on her favourite Web site, bigfishbowl.com. The contest shows creative writing for the holiday of Halloween. Madison hasn't a clue what to write about but she is sure she has a chance from all the people that enters. Will she win?

3-0 out of 5 stars jesi's thoughts
Of course Maddie enters a web-site contest, but that doesn't mean that her whole life has to turn into a horror story? Right? Of course it does, when the three BFFs get caught up in an old ghost story they realize how chicken they really are. Madison and I want to turn Ivy into a chicken to, since she's being so mean and bossing every single one of Madison's great ideas about decorating the Halloween dance to the ground. Who died and made her most annoying slug in the universe?

5-0 out of 5 stars KEPT ON WANTING TO READ MORE AND MORE!
Now, I am a fast reader, but I finished this book in 1.5 hours because I just couldn't put it down. Madison is on the Halloween Dance Comittee and so is Ivy. They are both leaders of the decoration crew. Also, Madison enters a scary story contest on her favorite web site, bigfishbowl.com. Madison goes to the dance and she and Hart actually dance together! But whether or not Madison wins the contest, well, you'll just have to read the book. If you go on www.lauradower.com and go to the link where Madison Finn's homepage is, you can read a sample chapter of the first 4 books. So get this book today!

5-0 out of 5 stars The most awsome book!
This book deserves 2 thumbs up and 5 stars! It is funny, scary and has suspense in it at the same time! It has snip-its from Madisons chats and IMs. It has 4 stories going on at once, which is realy cool and fun to read! I like this Madison Finn book more than all the other ones. ... Read more


8. To Jaykae: Life Stinx
by Jean Davies Okimoto
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Asin: 0312867328
Catlog: Book (1999-11-04)
Publisher: Tor Books
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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No duh! Not only are Jason's parents divorced--his mother acts like he has the plague and his father thinks shouting is the ultimate motivational tool--but his best friend has moved to California. It gets worse: his father decides to remarry and it turns out his stepbrother is Mr. High School All-American. Jason finds solace in a chatroom when he strikes upromance withcyberpal. She wants a picture...of his stepbrother. Oops.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Book to read
I have read this book so many times due to the similarities that Jason and I share. I absolutely love this book, the book expresses what Jason thinks on matters like girl and family. He likes girls alot and manage a strange way to get them by showing them his step brother's picture. It's funny sometimes how Jason do things. I recommend this book to anyone that's around 10 to 15 years old. Read it, you will love it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Boring
Jason's parents are divorced, his best friend has a new girlfriend every week, and he has no romance in his life. His only solace is the love of his dog, and his online friend, Allison Gray. But when his father decides to get married to someone who resembles Miss Piggy, Jason's life takes a turn for the worse. Because now, not only does he have to deal with a new stepmother, but also a new stepbrother. Whom just happens to be Mr. High School All-American, and very popular with the ladies. But when his online pal wants a picture of him, and he sends one of his stepbrother, his life may just get a little bit worse.

I personally would not recommend this book to anyone. The characters are boring and uninteresting. And the plot is a bit cliched. I recommend reading something, like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" instead of this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Something Real To Relate To
This book is totally realistic! I can relate to it alot! It's all about a teenager, with a life that isn't perfect. His new stepbrother moves in, but he has stuff, and girls, on his mind all the time. They hate eachother until they discover theat they really are the same. Hey, they live together, they might as well get along! It's a very nice, book, with trouble that keeps getting bigger, and bigger! It's funny, and it makes you feel like there's someone out there just like you, struggling over things like that. I recommend it for teenagers, not anyone younget than a pre-teen because of the language, and some inapropriate contents. Otherwise, the book is great, and meaningful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Kickin'!
This was the best book I've read in a long time. FINALLY a real down-to-earth book with lots of humor in between! I loved the way Okimoto showed what was going on in Jason's head, and it was so funky to see that's exactly what I'd be thinking. Surely a favorite for years!

4-0 out of 5 stars Realistic, funny book that boys will definitely like
That hard-to-find book--realistic fiction about a boy that boys will enjoy. Girls will like this too. Jason is a character teenagers can identify with, as he struggles with family, school, and romance. Seattle readers will enjoy the local setting. ... Read more


9. The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed: A Book About Computers (Magic School Bus)
by Nancy White, Maggie Sykora, John Spiers, Joanna Cole, Scholastic Productions
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Catlog: Book (1999-11-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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The school computer is going berserk, and Ms. Frizzle invites the kids to take a high-tech ride to check it out -- and learn some cool computer facts along the way. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars The Magic School bus Gets Programmed--a book about computers
The magic school bus always teaches you lessons while making it exciting and quite zany. In this particular story, they are teaching you how to use computers, how computers work, and also why they are good to know about. The students in Ms. Frizzle's class go on another fieldtrip, this time into a computer. The class wants to find an easy way to do all of their jobs before school starts, so they use the help of a super computer and carlos' brother, Mikey-a very computer savvy person. When they start to program the computer to do their jobs for them, they are in for a surprise. Ms. Frizzle decides the best way for them to learn about the computer I s to actually go inside of the computer. They are then taken on a wild ride in the mind of a super computer. This book teaches about computers, and a good way to learn the hands on way. The book, for younger kids, might be boring because of its length and storyline, but I think it's a good book for children who want to learn about computers. ... Read more


10. From the Files of Madison Finn: Thanks for Nothing- Book #5 (From the Files of Madison Finn)
by Laura Dower
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Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars jesi's thoughts
I would totally hate having to choose between my mom and dad on Thanksgiving. Oh wait, I already do! I do think that volunteering at the animal shelter did help matters. Except I don't know how you can relieve stress when picking up dog poop! The problem is that next year, she'll have to do it all over again!

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST ONE YET!
This is the fifth book in the series, "Thanks for Nothing". I woud say out of the first 5 books, this one was the best. Madison is really upset because she isn't going to have Thanksgiving with her whole family anymore. Her gramma has a hip problem and her aunt and uncle are going to take care of her. Madison's Mom and Dad are divorced and she can't spend Thanksgiving with both of them. So its either her and Mom or her, Dad, and Stephanie. But when Madison makes a decision, she gets a big surprise and decides to do the original plan. Wanna know who she picks? Read the book! While all of this is happening, Madison decides to help out an Far Hills Animal Clinic and Shelter, where she meets a school friend who is also a volunteer. She also meets a very nice dog, but there is a surprise with the dog, too. Wanna know what happens? Read the book! As if all of this wasn't enough, Madison and Egg are paired up for a social studies project and they are having problems working together. But even though the first two surprises were bad, a surprise about the project is good! To find out what the surprises are and to read a fantastic book, get a copy of "Thanks for Nothing" today!

5-0 out of 5 stars luv this bookie cuz DOGGIES~
i luv this book because it was bout Madison helping out at the animal clinit and she did have alot of fun during her everytime visit. =P Was having a little mad times when Egg's was late for the extra-credits project that the teacher assign they were partners, but the end it turned out FINE.I also likes this book because it was the first book i got and then i started to like reading Madison Finn! =D

3-0 out of 5 stars Thanks For Nothing!
This is the 5th book in the series of Madison Finn. It takes place around Thanksgiving, which is Madison's first Thanksgiving without her dad.( Her parents are divorced) If you are a dog lover you'll like reading this book because Madison signs up to volunteer at the local animal clinic! This book was cool I thought.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is the bomb! I can tell you that for a fact!
To tell you for a fact. You need to read this book. This book has a lot of good stuff you should know. This book can let you stand up for yourself. I have read this book and I just can't stop reading it! some of the parts just make you so sad. Like, if you have family like the book, read it! You will understand!Read this book or buy it. It is sooooooo great! I feel like getting the whole pack of books of Madison Finn. Thats what makes me not to stop reading.see more about me! ... Read more


11. Doing Time Online
by Jan Siebold, Wendy McClure
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Catlog: Book (2002-03-01)
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Twelve-year-old Mitchell got involved with the wrong kid this past summer, and the prank they played led to an elderly woman’s injury. Now he finds himself at the police station—his "sentence" is to chat online with a nursing home resident twice a week for the next month. Mitch isn’t thrilled; what could he and some "old" person possibly talk about?

But Mitch’s new online friend has a personality all her own. Her name is Wootie Hayes, and she has plenty to talk about: how she got her name, how much she misses her own home, and how she detests bingo. But she also wants to know about Mitch’s situation. Without expecting it, they help each other face the truth and begin a new friendship in the process. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good Done-in-one-Sitting book..
When my librarian first explained to me this book, she said that this boy did something bad & had to chat with an eldrly person for 30 minutes twice a week as punishment (the plot of this story). I thought that we'd have some criminals here like in "Zach's Lie," or even "Holes." But, this wasn't that big of a misdeed. Well, yeah, it was, but...

Let's just say when you're reading the book & enjoying it, this is a four-star book. When you think back to the plot, it doesn't make all thaqt sense, and you'll probably think of it as an average book.(3, 3 1/2 stars)(note: for such a short book, the character set was VERY well-developed. Even Wootie, who will only be heard by writing) The only five-star piece of writing was with Troer & the _ _ _ _ . I thought that that was very clever.

Some of this has to do with the label. I AM above the suggested reading age (grades 3-5), but I think that this book should be for dudes/duettes 7-10.

If you're 7-10, enjoy this book, but I'd wait 'till it comes out in paperback. ... Read more


12. One Is the Loneliest Number (Tom Clancy's Net Force; Young Adults, No. 3)
by Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars NET FORCE "One is the loneliest number" by Tom Clancy
My name is Mike from 1st period English II, and I am reviewing NET FORCE "One is the loneliest number" by Tom Clancy.
It is basically your general science fiction novel where computers rule the world in the future. I liked this book not only because I like science fiction, but because it is an outstanding piece of literature. It is so outstanding because it is a thinker. You are not supposed to under stand everything as soon as it happens. A couple of pages later, the it all clicks together. In the begining, the characters talk of simulations, North American XB-70 Valkyries, and Spitfires. When it is put into words in such a matter, the words have no meaning. In later pages, however, you soon find out that the kids are virtually simulating well known wars such as WWII, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Also, the NA XB-70 Valkyrie is a super virtual jet that Maj,a main character, brought back to life. Finally, a Spitfire is a log-lived aircraft in their virtual world.

I also like this book because it is extremely descriptive. There are adjictives that paint much more than a picture. The auther, Tom Clancy, tells the story as if he is living it at that point in time. He really knows how to stay in the moment. "It stood silhouetted against the brightening crimson line of dawn, a shadow that could as yet cast no shadow of its own"(1). Tom Clancy could have simply said, "It made a silhouette when the sun came up." "Very suddenly, and Maj hoped showily, they appeared on the tarmac as they were mentioned: A threesomeof F-104 Starfighters, their brushed chrome gleaming blindingly in the sun and their engines already wound up and screaming with mechanical enthusiasm"(21). The words, "Three planes showed up," would have covered that 38 word sentence. I am not sure wheather it is the discription or what they are describing that caught my eye.

The third and final reason why I like this book is because it is all about kids. It really puts things in perspective and helped me relate to the characters ans situations better. "In the future, computers rule the world. The et Force was formed to protect us fro any and all criminal activity on-line. But there is a group of teenage whiz kids who sometimes know more about computers than their adult superiors"(back cover). That showes that kids are running the show.

I give this book four out of five stars because it is only 175 pages long. I reccomend this read to teenagers that watch Star Trek, and was first in line for Star Wars Episode II.

4-0 out of 5 stars Net Force Explorers: One is the Loneliest Number
Madeleine Green, called Maj, has spent a year perfecting one of her latest virtual sims. She decides to present it to her friends who calls themselves the Group of Seven, seven teens who are all computer whiz kids. But all it took was a few moments for one of the Group, Roddy L'Officer, to sabotage her sim program! Since Roddy has done plenty of damaging 'pranks' before, the rest of the Group decides to exile Roddy, meaning no virtmails and no sims between the friends and him. But Roddy has something up his sleeve, a new 'playroom' he has recently created. But the 'playroom' is not all he's done, he's also discovered something of pure genius, something that can be used for good... or for evil.

The Net Force Explorers is a great Young Adult fiction series, especially those with a love for computers and the Internet. Since the Net presented in the books have no boundaries, you will never know what to expect next. With well-thought out plots, the stories have plenty of twists and turns, having the whole plot well balanced with mystery, excitement, and adventure.

Unfortunately for me, "One is the Loneliest Number" isn't one of my favorite Net Force Explorer's books. The reason is because the back of the book did not explain what the story was about very well so the first half of the book was very slow and a bit dull for me. I think the reason is because though in the back it says that the Group of Seven are Net Force Explorers, it's not necessarily true. Only Maj is an Explorer so Net Force doesn't appear for a while in the story. But as soon as things began to pick up, I must admit that the story was incredibly exciting! My tip is, though maybe a bit slow at first, keep reading. The last few chapters are EXTREMELY exciting!

The character of Maj Green is pretty average, has a temper that flairs up occasionally but soon simmers down. But for me my favorite character was Mark Grideley, who appears later in the book. He is fairly young, thirteen years old, but since he is the Net Force director's son, he's very smart. As stubborn as a rock, he is in a way a good leader. I LOVE the part where he, Maj, and Charlie (another Explorer) confront Roddy. But of course I can't say too much!

The series is for Young Adults and I strongly recommend only older kids read it since there are many occasions where a few bad words are sprinkled here and there. Not that bad but still in a way a bit annoying to have them in the book. But I still highly recommend it for older kids for I'm sure you'll love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars REALLY GOOD
I believe that this book is a really good book, and I would certainly want to buy the whole series after just this first book. I really want to go out and buy the rest of these books. Two Thumbs Up! :-))

3-0 out of 5 stars My copy was missing pages 59 - 90, a critical part.
The copy I purchased was missing pages 59 thru 90, a critical part, and had 91 thru 122 twice. I tried to just forget the missing pages and continue, but it was impossible, to much was missing from the story. Other than the aformentioned problem, the book was very good, what I could read of it. ... Read more


13. Doomsday (2099, No 1)
by John Peel
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Publisher: Scholastic
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Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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At the threshold of the next century, Tristan Connor lives in a completely computerized America, a mix of virtual and actual realities.Tristian's clone, a dark-minded genius named Devon, has programmed a computer virus that is about to blow the entire system apart.With the electronic clock ticking down to doomsday, Tristan must find his evil clone before it's too late- for everyone. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is awesome!
This is the best book! I love John Peel. The characters and the suspense is awesome! Tristan is 14 and in big trouble. Ever since he fell off his girlfriends roof his whole world has changed. He found out that he is adopted and has a clone! Devon is Tristans clone and is evil! He (Devon) has created a Doomsday virus that will destroy the world. It's up to Tristan to save it! With the help of Genia, an outcast,and Mora, Tristans ex-girlfriend. Can he save them? Read the book to find out! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fiction, especially science fiction!

5-0 out of 5 stars doomsday
this book is awsome action packed scifi with a twist i read this in 2 days i just couldn't put it down Tristin a boy who finds out that he was adopted and is trying to find his real identity when he alerts his clone of his presence that could be a fatel mistake find out what happens
-podus

5-0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best books I've ever read!
This is an excellent book! It's about a kid named Tristan who has to fight for his life from a super hacker. You never want to put this book down. It's the first of 6 in an excellent series. I would recommend this book to anyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Doomsday is coming...
John Peel has created a unique and wonderfully written series for teenagers that,sadly, is not longer then six books. But while the 2099 books did not go longer then 6 books, it is one of the best series you can find for the average 9-14 reader. Tristan, an ordinary teenager, is in danger he doesn't even know about. He accesses a file he shouldn't have, and because of his mistake, the world is in unspeakable danger. His evil and devious clone,Devon,is set to destroy everything he's ever known. Tristan has to stop the catastrophe, for the future lies in the hands of his own knowledge. Until it comes to a shattering end...

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST SERIES EVER!
Once you read this book you will never put it down, and with such an exploding ending there is no wonder i sat down and read the whole series in a few days! The best sci-fi series ever written and a must read for everyone, keep em commin Peel! ... Read more


14. Todaysgirls.com #9: 4give & 4get
by Kristi Holl, Terry Brown
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Catlog: Book (2001-05-29)
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The TodaysGirls plan a Mother’s Day singing performance, but what Alex Diaz doesn’t know—what everyone hides from her—is that she can’t carry a tune in a clear vinyl backpack. Even her backup musician tactfully encourages her to learn how to play an instrument. Events spiral to prevent Alex from discovering the truth about her voice, misunderstandings lead her to believe that her friends and her Mom actually can’t stand her. It takes the patient love of her Christian friends for Alex to realize that only through understanding can forgiveness come—forgiveness of her friends, for her mom, and even for herself.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely Good!
In this book, Alex, a freshmen and one of the youngest Todaysgirls, is dumbfounded when the hottest guy in school says he likes her! Alex never thought anyone would like her. Then Alex gets word from her Mom that she won't be able to come up from Texas for Mother's Day. Alex is terribly mad at her mom...but not as mad as she is when she finds out her best friend, Morgan, has been keeping a secret from her! ... Read more


15. Most Wanted
by Jordan Cray
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Asin: 0689820402
Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Sales Rank: 567089
Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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The Internet...a world without rules, without boundaries.Where you can be anyone you want, whoever you aren't.And it's all just a click away...

Andy MacFarland thought he knew everything.But his mom just showed him how stupid he really is.Strike that.Not stupid, just ignorant of the facts, and deliberately kept that way.At the age of 16, Andy has found out that he's adopted.His life is not his life.

There's only one way to reclaim what he's lost: Andy's got to find his natural parents.The place to start: the Net.But the Net should come with a warning: Be careful what you wish for.It might come true.

Different people in different places.The one thing they have in common is a new address on the Internet: danger.com.Where all your fears come true. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Danger.com- Be Careful Where You Surf!
Danger.com "Most Wanted" is a well-written story with characters that its teenage audience should be easily able to relate to. There's Andy, a somewhat troubled teenage guy, who's life crashes around him. There's Andy's Mom, a single business-woman who tried to hide from Andy that he was adopted. There's also Syd, who's deep and intelligent, but also sometimes annoying with her name-calling and eating of health food. Therefore, even those are not adopted should be able to relate to something in this story. I gave it four stars because it seems to drag at times, and I didn't think much of the ending, but overall it's a pretty good read. Of course, there's also the Internet aspect, the idea that a story like this could really happen to someone who's not careful with what they do on the Internet. One complaint related to that aspect is when I tried to visit the Internet site listed inside the book, ...... I got a not found error. Very annoying.

5-0 out of 5 stars A perfect book for all readers everywhere!
This book was awesome! If you like books that have there good and bad parts. You would love this book. In this book there is a boy named Andy who found out that he was adopted, and he then wants to find more about his other family. He goes to a lady who can find everything, and he talks to her and gets some information. All I can say is he's in for a big surprize. So if you want to know more you'll have to read the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved It
I read this book three times and I thought it was amazing. I'm doing a book report on this book and it's coming out really easy because it's just great. If you are ready to read a story full of adventure, mystery, fright and love I highly recommend this book to all the readers out there and I know you won't be able to put it down for one minute!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
If you like books full of suspense you will love this book. I had to do read this book for my book report and when I read it out loud all the class was interested and they asked me lots of questions. To me 4 stars is a lot so if you are ready to have fun and adventure then go read this book right now!

5-0 out of 5 stars This was a great book!
This i think was an excellent book to have read because this book is full of mystery and suspence. I would highly recommend this book to people because it is a great book. One minute you think you know who did it and the next chapter you have a new victim. I would highly recommed this book to other people who love to get a good scare and suprise. ... Read more


16. Case of the Cyber-Hacker (Wishbone Mysteries No. 19)
by Anne Capeci, Lyle Miller, Rick Duffield
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best book
I love to read this book because you get so pulled into the book. This book also teaches a little bit of internet chat safety rules. So if you like cyber space you should read this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This was a great book! I never put it down and it kept me interested all the way through. Im real glad I decided to get this book! It was real suspensful and had a little sense of humor to it! ... Read more


17. When Charlie McButton Lost Power
by SuzanneCollins
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When a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, Charlie McButton’s wholetech empire comes tumbling down. He needs batteries–FAST. But the only batteries are inside hisbaby sister’s beloved talking doll.Will he resort to desperate measures, and cause his sister tohave a meltdown of her own? Or will he snap out of his computer craze long enough to realizesisters can be fun, even without batteries?

The wacky illustrator of A Is for Salad andthe author of the highly acclaimed fantasy novel Gregor the Overlander team up for a mosttimely picture book that will crack up your favorite computer addict.
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18. Computer Clues (Pee Wee Scouts, No 36)
by JUDY DELTON
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Publisher: Yearling
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Pee Wees are entering cyberspace! The scouts are earning their computer badges, and that means lots of fun--and lots of surprises--are in store. From surfing the Web to sending e-mail to going on a cyber treasure hunt, the online adventures keep getting better and better. And when Molly receives an e-mail message from a secret admirer, she and Mary Beth have an exciting computer mystery to solve. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars LOTS OF FUN WITH THE PEE WEE SCOUTS
I am 7 years old and am in the second grade. I read this book for DEAR Time which means Drop Everything and Read. I liked it alot. I liked Kevin the most. He is the funniest Pee Wee Scout. It only took me 2 days to read. I can't wait to read the next book. I want to get all of the Pee Wee Scout books. Stephen, Waldorf, Maryland Stephen enjoys the Pee Wee Scout books. I would highly recommend them to other parents for their children both boys and girls. ... Read more


19. Into the Labyrinth
by Roderick Townley
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Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Sales Rank: 233745
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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What a relief when the old story-book is republished and the characters who live inside it suddenly discover they have Readers again -- lots of Readers!

Princess Sylvie finds herself rushing to get to her place whenever a new Reader -- whether in Boston or Bangkok -- opens the book. Her mother, the queen, is especially frazzled when the popular story is loaded onto the Web, a weightless, "virtual" world of unforeseen challenges.

To cope with the stress, Sylvie convinces the Writer to add a new character, who gives yoga instruction to the storybook's cast in those moments when they have time off. But stress proves the least of their problems as strange things start happening -- words get changed around, scenes disappear -- and Sylvie and her friends must launch themselves into the labyrinth of cyberspace to confront a twenty-first-century evil that threatens to destroy their world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning book!
After reading the fabulous The Great Good Thing, I rushed to get this book. I found that Roderick Townley did it again with his second book, Into the Labyrinth. Although it was charming and hard to set down, this book should not be marketed to younger children. This novel would be more of a hit for 11 and up. My 13 year old daughter just started reading it and is already amazed at the creativity. This is a classic for children and adults alike.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as good as the first one
After reading and loving "A Great Good Thing," I was hoping for this sequel to be as well-written and charming. I was disappointed. It features the same wonderful characters, princess Sylvie and the "girl with the dark blue eyes," as well as the king and queen and all the other characters, but the plot doesn't hold together nearly as well. The author inserts a new character -- a yoga instructor named Rosetta-- into "the story" as an assistant shepherdess, and all the talk of energy projection lines and finding one's center is way above the heads of its 9-12 audience.

Instead of books and their readers, it tackles the problem of the Internet and its viewers -- that is, "the story" is published online. Instead of a little brother who is a pyromaniac and destroys the book in "A Great Good Thing," it seems to deal with a boy who spreads computer viruses -- but this part isn't very clear.

The story borders more on the zany type of puns and Alice-in Wonderland type plot, -- than than the clever, funny and fantastic but logical and believeable plot devices of the original. Characters from other stories wander into the text. Internet "cookies" look like lemon cookies, but are tasteless. Someone steals the "d's" in one paragraph. Entire lines of dialouge disappear, arrows become roses. Persumably all these thing happen due to a computer virus -- but there is no clear character behind or logical reason for the problems. The book suggests a little boy is to blame, but unlike the clear difficulties in the first book -- escaping a burning book and not being forgotten upon the death of the reader -- the villian is murky and there is not a logical direction to the problems. The mysterious villian is defeated eventually -- but you never do learn how or why the virus happened. And by the end of the book, you don't particulary care. ... Read more


20. Firestorm (2099, No 6)
by John Peel
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Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 79273
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Peel did an amazing job on this series, more importantly this book. The action, suspense, everything was amazing. He has his own unique view of the future, and he turned it into a book!! This was awesome!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars An amazing conclusion to the amazing 2099 series...
The final battle. Clone versus clone. Good versus evil. The entire world's fate hangs in the balance for both Tristan and his evil clone Devon. One of them will get out of it alive. But will Earth?

John Peel spins off the last threads of this amazing and thrilling series that have sadly been a mere 6 books. It's amazing, though, how such a short series could be one of the best series out there. 2099 is one that won't be forgotten ; the entire saga, is one that anyone must own. From

the amazing first book DOOMSDAY to the suspense- driven TRAITOR to the astonishing and surprising end of FIRESTORM, the series has its twists and turns that are unforgettable. I hope Mr.Peel continues this series somewhere later on, at least to write Books 7 and 8 which anyone can be sure they'll be amazing. What happened with 2099 is special ; only a man like Mr.Peel, and his imagination, can do that to a series.

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest Book!
This was definitley my favorite book of the 2099 series! It is also my favorite book, ever. I hope Mr. Peel writes a 7th book! I am currently looking for his address to write him, but back to the topic, his book was wonderfull! It had every characteristic a great book should, action,hate,retribution,happiness,and love. I definitley recomend all readers to read this not sci fi, thriller!

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellant conclusion to the thrilling 2099 series.
2099 is possibly my favorite science fiction series right now, and I am sorry that this is the last book currently planned. Fortunatley, the ending leaves it open for there to be more books, if the author decides to write them. This book opens with Tristan and Genia trying to stop Tristan's evil clone, Devon, from completely destroying all life on Earth. Tristan is also threatening the moon, which has been colonized, and the government there must find a way to save everyone. And the evil organization of Quietus is trying to take over the Mars colony, where the other clone, Jame, lives. Tristan and Genia temporarily stop the destruction of Earth, but then Devon comes after them, and Mora, Tristan's ex-girlfriend, turns traitor and joins Devon. Tristan and Genia are now in the final showdown with Devon, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. I highly reccomend the entire 2099 series. It is one of the best young adult science fiction series out there. John Peel is an excellant writer, and if you liked 2099, you'll like his other series, Diadem and The Outer Limits (inspired by the television show). ... Read more


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