Erebos by Ursula Poznanski
It's a game. It watches you.

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When 16-year-old Nick receives a package containing the mysterious computer game Erebos, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. Players of the game must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.

Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is banished from the game.

Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to blur. This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in Germany, where it has become a runaway bestseller.
 

About Ursula Poznanski

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Ursula Poznanski is an award-winning children's author. She lives in Vienna, Austria.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Annick Press. 440 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Computers & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A computer game with a hidden agenda entraps teen users into doing its bidding in this prizewinning import.

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The lines between reality and fantasy blur in this stunning thriller, originally published in Germany. In London, a new computer game is making the rounds. Called Erebos, it's deceptively immersive, i

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some readers may dislike the switch between the author’s use of past tense in the real world and present tense in the game world.BOTTOM LINE: If you like video games and aren’t afraid of reading something labeled as “Young Adult”, definitely pick this book up.

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