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New World

New World

Fall 1995 Fiction
Ages: 12 - 16 yrs.
Author: Gillian Cross
ISBN: 0606116796
Review:
Miriam and Stuart have been recruited by K&K Electronic Games to test a top-secret virtual reality game known as "New World." They agree to compete from separate locations, not meeting, not even talking except when playing the game. They have also agreed to absolute secrecy so that no hint of the game can reach K & K's competitors. Within a very short time, both teenagers are as hooked on the game as the inventors could hope. Then Miriam begins to think something is terribly wrong. She believes a malevolent intelligence is also playing "New World," and she doesn't know how to get in touch with Stuart. This frightening novel about isolated young people caught in webs of adult hostility and betrayal will be a smash hit with its intended audience.
Kemie Nix   ©1995 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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