New World by Gillian Cross

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The company wanted volunteers to test their new virtual-reality game, but what happened to the players who could not escape the game's strange power? This novel about courage, truth and unreality is by the recipient of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal.
 

About Gillian Cross

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Gillian Cross is one of Britain's most prominent children's authors. She has won both the major awards - the Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the Carnegie Medal - and many others.
 
Published November 3, 1994 by Oxford University Press. 175 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Miriam and Stuart, both 14, are thrilled and honored to be chosen to test the top secret, ultimate new virtual reality game, New World.

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Publishers Weekly

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While observing that this tale of a British teen chosen to test a virtual-reality game is less compelling than the author's previous works, PW nonetheless noted that the pace never slackens and

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a hemisphere where - save perhaps for the Aztec and Mayan civilizations of Central America and the Incan state in Peru - human beings indeed trod lightly upon the earth.

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Publishers Weekly

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Miriam, a British teen, has been chosen, seemingly at random, to participate in the secret testing of New World, a cutting-edge virtual-reality game.

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While observing that this tale of a British teen chosen to test a virtual-reality game is less compelling than the author's previous works, PW nonetheless noted that ""the pace never slackens"" and ""suspense is delivered in wholesale quantities."" Ages 10-14.

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