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Title: The Eye of Minds
Michael spends almost all his free time in the virtual world of Lifeblood Deep. He is hooked up to sensors that allow players to experience the full range of physical sensations. However, when people start getting killed in real life through the game, one player is to blame, but no one can find him. Michael and his friends are some of the best hackers around, and the government wants to use them to track down this dangerous gamer. Michael and his friends will have to go off the grid, and that is where the lines between real life and the game start getting blurred.
I really enjoyed Dashner’s other series, Maze Runner so I was looking forward to this book. While it didn’t get off to quite the start that Maze Runner did, by the second half of the book I was completely hooked. I would say that the story really gets going when Michael and his friends start their search for Kaine, the evil gamer.
I have listed it for grade 6 and up because of some of the violence. This book is for computer loving kids who like their stories with lots of action. I have yet to find a sixth grade boy who has not devoured this story.
I am still not completely clear on the title of the book … but perhaps all will be explained in time!
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