Doomed by Tracy Deebs

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Pandora's just your average teen-glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends-until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father-her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.
 

About Tracy Deebs

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TRACY DEEBS is the author of Tempest Rising and the co-author of The International Kissing Club (under a pseudonym, Ivy Adams) for teen readers. She collects books, English degrees, and lipsticks. She has been known to forget where-and sometimes who-she is when immersed in a great novel. She is a writing and literature professor at Austin Community College. www.tracydeebs.com
 
Published January 8, 2013 by Walker Childrens. 480 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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With the authorities hot on her trail and civil society collapsing, Pandora teams up with two bitterly antagonistic but conveniently skilled (and gorgeous!) stepbrothers to track down the clues planted in an online game before time runs out.

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Deebs (Tempest Rising) offers an action-heavy contemporary retelling of the Pandora myth with a virtual gaming twist, but few ties to the original story.

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In line with the Tron-like graphics, Deebs switches the entire setting of the novel from reality-based to science fiction, further mimicking the 1982 movie in which a hacker is brought into a computer game.

Jan 03 2013 | Read Full Review of Doomed

Gr 9 Up—Pandora Walker, 17, hasn't heard from her father in 10 years, so she's shocked when she receives an email on her birthday. Despite her mother's warning to never have anything to do with him, she opens the email. Clicking on pictures and links to read sweet, nostalgic letters makes her fee...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Doomed

Gr 9 Up—Pandora Walker, 17, hasn't heard from her father in 10 years, so she's shocked when she receives an email on her birthday. Despite her mother's warning to never have anything to do with him, she opens the email. Clicking on pictures and links to read sweet, nostalgic letters makes her fee...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Doomed

Gr 9 Up—Pandora Walker, 17, hasn't heard from her father in 10 years, so she's shocked when she receives an email on her birthday. Despite her mother's warning to never have anything to do with him, she opens the email. Clicking on pictures and links to read sweet, nostalgic letters makes her fee...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Doomed

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