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Brainboy and the Deathmaster
     

Brainboy and the Deathmaster

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by Tor Seidler
 

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Darryl Kirby is an orphan. He is also a whiz at computer games. But when Darryl plays a new version of his favorite game, StarMaster, strange things begin to happen.

A mysterious message — "WANT TO PLAY?" — invites him to play a new game in which the stakes are higher than they appear — a game that eventually lands him in the luxurious

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Darryl Kirby is an orphan. He is also a whiz at computer games. But when Darryl plays a new version of his favorite game, StarMaster, strange things begin to happen.

A mysterious message — "WANT TO PLAY?" — invites him to play a new game in which the stakes are higher than they appear — a game that eventually lands him in the luxurious Paradise Lab, where software guru Keith Masterly has enlisted a brain trust of children for a secret purpose of his own. With the help of his friend, Nina, Darryl slowly uncovers a sinister plan and finds himself the star in his own real-life computer game. But will he and Nina be able to stop Masterly and escape before it is too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064409353
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which places his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English literature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-seven his first book, The Dulcimer Boy, was published, launching his celebrated career as a writer.

Over the past twenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most important voices in children's fiction with such classics as, A Rat's Tale, The Wainscott Weasel, an ALA Notable Book, Terpin, and Mean Margaret, which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in New York City.

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Brainboy and the DeathMaster 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Scatman324 More than 1 year ago
The opening will take you in and keep your attention as you prepare for a story about the adventures of a boy in an orphanigde but when a messeage comes up in his favorite computer game, Darryl Kirbys story begins. AFter beating the game on several difficulties he is adopted by the creator of the game, software desginer Keith Masterly. Masterly wishes to create something that will allow him to be the deathmaster, he can never die, so he enploys brainy kids to assist him on Paradise island. it's a great read and will keep you guessing until the end
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truly thrilling adventure,and I reccomend this book beyond what words can describe.
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This book is awsome.It says alot.Must read it
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Jill Zambonini More than 1 year ago
Very good. Its a must read.