Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde

"Win the game, or begin again, and again, and again..."

Giannie Bellisario thought she was just going into Rasmussem Gaming Center to redeem her birthday coupon from her dad. She thought she was just going to play a fun total immersion video game. What she got was way more than she ever bargained for.

Stuck in the game, Giannie must win before her time runs out...the only problem is trying to figure out the right combination in order to actually win the game. If she doesn't figure it out, the consequences would be bad - not just for Rasmusem Enterprises, but also for Giannie. If she doesn't win then she will die for real this time.

The fast paced story Heir Apparent presents is both realistic and entertaining. Giannie is a humorous narrator and it is very clear that she won't put up with any B.S. Even as time runs out, Giannie keeps her humor and her wits. The only way out is to win and she will do what ever it takes to do so. Even if that means making a few mistakes and dying only to be brought back to the beginning of the game once again. Readers will have fun reading this book again and again as Giannie's sarcastic comments never fade into the ordinary.

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