New World

New World

3.32 (64 ratings by Goodreads)
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This thriller from the author of The Demon Headmaster concerns a girl asked to test the latest virtual reality game. There seems to be something, or someone, else in the game, playing on her most secret fears.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 231g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192718525
  • 9780192718525

Review Text

Miriam and Stuart, both 14, are thrilled and honored to be chosen to test the top secret, ultimate new virtual reality game, New World. But the game's reality proves to be not all virtual; they realize that something is terribly wrong. Someone, somehow, has broken into the game and has incorporated the pair's deepest, most secret fears - Stuart's arachnopbobia and Miriam's recurring, nearly incapacitating childhood nightmaren - into the structure of the "trials." Their tormentor seems to be trying to drive them to madness - or beyond. Who is it? How does the hacker know their special weaknesses? Cross (The Great American Elephant Chase, 1993, etc.) rarely fails to write effective, involving novels using topics that are current and controversial, and this book is no exception. Many questions have been raised by the explosion of cyber-technology and its possible effects on the young; Cross delivers a fast-paced message that techies and Luddites alike will love. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

Rating details

64 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 17% (11)
4 14% (9)
3 55% (35)
2 12% (8)
1 2% (1)
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