Invitation to the Game
A chilling account of life in 2154, when most jobs are done by machines. Lisse and her friends are unemployable after graduation, but the government gives them an abandoned warehouse in a bleak neighborhood to live in. Anxious to escape their dreary lives, the friends embrace "The Game," which... show more
A chilling account of life in 2154, when most jobs are done by machines. Lisse and her friends are unemployable after graduation, but the government gives them an abandoned warehouse in a bleak neighborhood to live in. Anxious to escape their dreary lives, the friends embrace "The Game," which takes them to paradise. But is this world real or only a computer simulation?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 1993
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
So I have a few little issues with the worldbuilding, but overall, a fun read. We suspect from the outset that The Game is really something else and we are eventually allowed to figure it out with the group from boarding school. One of the things I especially enjoyed was how Hughes gives us a group ...
Set in a dystrophic 2154, a group of high school graduates have failed to find jobs. The government ships them off to a designated area where they will get minimal food and money but have to scrounge for anything like a mattress. The unemployed have no rights (ex can't ride subway) and are looked do...
This book, is absolutely a fantastic read! The writing style is so easy and clear that you flow right through the book and are sucked into it before you even know it! Everything runs so smoothly! It's amazing how well Monica Hughes makes this book run, and I have only the highest compliments for her...
Im Jahr 2154 wurden viele Berufe durch Roboter ersetzt und so steigt die Arbeitslosenzahl drastisch an. Wenn die geeigneten Berufe für die jeweiligen Schüler nicht mehr durch lebende Arbeiter besetzt werden, heißt es für sie, ein Leben in Arbeitslosigkeit zu führen, sie leben in abgeschotteten Bezir...
I really like reading this book. It had a great plot that lead to a whole new world. It reminded me of Tron. No so much action but more so of survival. I enjoyed learning about all the characters.It was told in the POV of Lissie in the year of 2154. The world is falling apart and everyone wants out....