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The Game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2014

    REALLY INTERESTING STORY LINE

    The characters were engaging, great concept, over all worth the read the ending left me wanting more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Strange

    I am not into YA Science Fiction.

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  • Posted September 17, 2014

    The great start will pull you in. I dislike when a first book o

    The great start will pull you in.

    I dislike when a first book of a series can't stand on its own. I had hopes for The Game because its first 10 or so chapters had a solid start, with excellent pacing and storytelling. The twist that happens shortly after is not the direction I expected the story to go. It has more akin to The Matrix, as other reviewers have pointed out, than to Ready Player One. Still, by that point I was invested in the story. Unfortunately, it's also the point where the general style takes a downturn, because the narrative changes from 3rd person, past tense to alternating  1st person perspective, present tense. From this point on, the book seems a lot less well-edited. It's a cute premise ("self narrative") that doesn't actually convey the story well, because it's not used to develop Trew/Kyle and Danni/Alexandra,  the main characters. In fact, the perspective of other, adult side characters is used to observe Trew and Danni, so I'm not sure why the 1st person was used at all. Things happen without resonance. It's strictly plot-forward, since the characters -- although we follow them from age 8 to 40 -- don't change much as people.  I do have to have to say, too, that the repeated statement by two people who are supposed to be knowledgeable that "No one believed Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round" was very irritating.

    And then it ends. Yes, it ends abruptly, without the completion of a main character's arc in any way. The final two pages also present a character reveal that doesn't make any sense at all, since that mysterious person acts very, very differently in the last few paragraphs than he did earlier throughout the book. I finished the book confused. Now, I'm reluctant to keep reading, because if Schott continues ending the books without an ending, it will be an exercise in frustration. On the other hand, if I consider this first, free installment as a 271 page preview, I can say that it does have a novel premise and above average writing. I did find it hard to put down, since it continually inspired the question, "Where is this going?" without becoming boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    The game

    Good read

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    Posted April 27, 2014

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    Posted May 26, 2014

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    Posted August 25, 2014

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