Level 13 (Slacker #2)
The only problem? Things keep getting in Cam's way. Like school. And the club he accidentally started. And the misguided people in his life who don't think beavers should be playing video games.
It's going to take some trickery, some close calls, and a fierce devotion to slacking in order for Cam to get to his goal -- conquering the game's infamous Level 13. But if any slacker can do it, Cam can.
I personally found it beyond belief that Elvis would have been taken from his habitat and willingly watched video games, but it's believable and goofy enough that tweens will love it. Slacker and Level 13 push the boundaries of believability while remaining a realistic fiction novel. Other novels involving video games tend more toward fantasy such as Markell's The Game Masters of Garden Place (which is more RPGs), Schreiber's Game Over, Pete Watson, Ali-A's Game On! the Graphic Novel, Brown' s Josh Baxter Levels Up, and my favorite, Anderson's Insert Coin to Continue.
One of my copies of Slacker walked away; I suspect it was stolen by a student who couldn't bear to part with it. I'm reordering a copy so I have two of the first book. I wouldn't mind seeing another volume or two of Cam's adventures.