Invitation to the Game

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1990 - Science fiction - 183 pages
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Unemployed after high school in the highly robotic society of 2154, Lisse and seven friends resign themselves to a boring existence in their "Designated Area" until the government invites them to play The Game.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Too short, not in-depth enough for YA - better for MG (ages 10-12 especially, I'd say). Cover totally misleading because one of the points of the 'mystery' is whether they're in a game or not - they ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

In a future dys/utopia, Lisse and her friends have all just graduated from school. But there are too many people and not enough jobs, and they are each left unemployed, on the dole, and at a loss for ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Monica Hughes was born in Liverpool, England on November 3, 1925. Before joining the Women's Royal Naval Service, she lived in Egypt as a child and went to school in Scotland. During World War II, she worked on breaking German codes. In 1952, she immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and began working at Ottawa's National Research Council. She started writing survival stories and science fiction novels for young adults. Her works include the Isis trilogy and Hunter in the Dark. She won numerous awards including the Phoenix Award for literary merit. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2002. She died from a stroke on March 7, 2003 at the age of 77.

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