Virtually Perfect

Virtually Perfect

by Dan Gutman


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Yip Turner spends more time playing computer games than with other kids. For him, virtual reality usually beats reality! So when his dad, a movie special-effects designer, brings home new software for creating virtual actors, Yip is psyched. He and his sister create "Victor," a boy who is smart, handsome, and charming-perfect in everyway. But when Victor leaves cyberspace and invades their world, Yip realizes that there are bugs in the virtual-actor software. Now his family-and possibly the whole country!-may be in danger….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786817450
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dan Gutman is an American writer of children's fiction who lives in New York City. He is best known for the popular young reader book series The Genius Files and My Weird School. The My Weird School series and its several companion series center around Arlo "A.J." Jervis and his school adventures. Gutman's other notable works include the first book in the Baseball Card Adventures series, Honus and Me, The Homework Machine, The Kid Who Ran for President , and several non-fiction books from early in his career.

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Virtually Perfect 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yip is a seventh grader, new at school, no friends, no sports ability. His Grandpa used to work in special effects in the movies, and now his dad does the same but with computers. So, with this amazing new software, Yip manages to create a virtual boy, and with help from his sister, a total hunk. When he emerges through the screen things get a little out of control.A quick fairly fun read for a young boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a computer character came out of your computer? Virtually Perfect is about a kid named Yip Turner. Once he and his sister, Paige, made a character in their dad's computer and called him Victor. Victor had feelings and could talk to them anytime they wanted. So, one day while Yip was talking to Victor, Victor told him to pull him out of the computer. So, Yip did and now Victor wants to invade their world. Now his family and the whole world may be in danger. Read the book and find out what happens. The author of this book is Dan Gutman. He lives with his perfect wife Nina, and their two kids Sam and Emma in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He has written other books like, The Million Dollar Shot, The Million Dollar kick, and Micky and Me. A connection to my life is that once I tried to make a computer character to. I recommend this book to everyone because you can picture how Yip is pulling Victor out of the computer
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Virtually Perfect is about a 12 year old boy named Yip who likes to play indoors more than out. His father gave Yip a new computer system that included the ability to make a character with many options. Yip was so excited to use the system. His sister, Paige, helped him because Yip was not doing much of a good job. When they finally finished their creation something got strange. The character that they named Victor was actually talking to Yip and Paige. He told he could see and feel things in life through the monitor of the computer if people touch the screen. When Yip was all alone, he put his hand on the screen and pulled out Victor. They chatted with each other and had a little fun. But, when a robbery was reported on the news Victor wasn¿t around. Yip thought he did it. Victor came back and became bad. The only way to stop the madness is to delete Victor. This book reminded me of a comic I wrote once because it has villains in it also. I like this book because it has a lot of interesting things in it. I would recommend this book to kids who like to read fantasy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Virtually Perfect is defantly a book that i would read again and again.It really is Virually Perfect to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Virtually Perfect' is a great book about and virtual actor also known as a vactor who wants to come out of a computer to see reality! So Yip(the main character and 7th grade boy) pulls him out, and the next thing he knew Victor (his vactor)was the most poular kid in school and Yip grows jelous. This is such a great book to read over and over again.