Cyberstorm by Gloria Skurzynski

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Distraught over losing her dog to the Animal Control Division, Darcy Kane steps into the Virtual Reality Rent-a-Memory machine that her neighbor often uses and becomes trapped inside with a virtual tornado when the machine goes haywire.

About Gloria Skurzynski

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Author Gloria Skurzynski was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania in 1930. She was educated at Carlow University. She writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults.She is the author of more than sixty books for young readers. In 1992, her work Almost the Real Thing: Simulation in Your High-Tech World won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She writes the National Geographic National Parks series and the Virtual War Chronologs series.
Published June 1, 1995 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Skurzynski (Almost The Real Thing, 1991) creates a breathless chase through virtual reality that seems more like an adolescent soap opera than hardcore science fiction.

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Reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's 1950 story ``The Veldt,'' Skurzynski's (Good-Bye, Billy Radish) imaginative science fiction tale never lets up its thrilling pace. In the year 2015, Darci Kane, 11, moves

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There, amidst Mrs. Galloway's 20th-century ``antiques,'' the co-owner of Rent-A-Memory is setting up a virtual reality room (VROOM) so that Mrs. Galloway can relive the best moments of her life.

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