I loved this because it is just the sort of book for middle school boys I've been looking for and not finding! This is a notebook novel about video games that has lots of action and adventure. Excuse me while I go preorder five copies out of my own pocket for my library, since they will never be on the shelf! Really, this is pure brilliance, right down to the cover that looks like that video game with the blocky swimming pigs. (Minecraft, my daughter tells me. Minecraft.) I love Pete's single minded focus, and I especially love Mrs. Wertley. I want to be Mrs. Wertley, who at last sighting was "traveling with a rogue syndicate of retired teachers who have turned to high-tech computer crime to fund their international travel." With her Warriner's English Grammar. *Snerk*
The perfect gift for a reluctant reader who loves video games.