Insignia, Volume 1

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Harper Collins, Jul 10, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 480 pages
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"Insignia expertly combines humor with a disarming and highly realistic view of the future. The characters are real, funny, and memorable. You won't be able to put this book down."—Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent

The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia, the first entry in S. J. Kincaid's fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy perfect for fans of Ender's Game.

The planet's natural resources are almost gone, and war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning. The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn't seem like a hero. He's a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.

As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom's life completely changes. Suddenly, he's someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there's a price to pay. . . .

 

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet. Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Initial reflection: This is a really fun story. The writer has a great "voice," the pacing is phenomenal, and there's an awesome harmony between character building, world building, and action. The ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter TwentyThree
Chapter TwentySix
Chapter TwentyEight
Chapter Thirty
Acknowledgments
Chapter
About the Author
Copyright

Chapter Twenty

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About the author (2012)

S. J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire. She also interned for a politician in Washington, DC, and received degrees from universities in Illinois and Ohio, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Edinburgh, Scotland, that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Several years, several manuscripts, and several jobs later, Ms. Kincaid now lives in California, and Catalyst is the conclusion to the Insignia trilogy.

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