Epic (Epic #1)
In New Earth, all conflicts are resolved in the computer game Epic, including those of fourteen- year old Erik. He and his friends Injeborg, Sigrid, B. E., and Bjorn are a very good team. Against all odds they manage to win a place at Mikelgard University, which means that they will not be bound to the whims of the Central Allocations Committee as were their parents before them.
This book is a candidate for the Nutmeg Award, an award for young adult books specific to my home state of Connecticut. Hence, I knew it was going to be good- I probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise, for I usually don't enjoy what I call The Video Game Characters Come Alive Books. This isn't really a Video Game Characters Come Alive Book so much as it is cyberpunk, though that's not exactly the right term either- one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much was that it is as unique as it is suspenseful.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good science fiction- it is very readable and fast- paced, with an unpredictable ending.