Rick is a Gamerunner. His job is to test there are no glitches or bugs in The Maze - the computer game that is much more than just a computer game.
In The Maze you physically become your avatar. You fight, run and loot, all the time avoiding the deadly slicing traps - whirling blades that appear from nowhere.
Rick has known nothing outside The Maze and his life at the headquarters of Crater, the company that created The Maze.
When Rick's father falls out of favour and Rick is faced with being thrown out of Crater HQ into the outside world - a world of flesh-dissolving acid rain and ferocious, feral roving gangs - Rick has some life-changing decisions to make ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/07/2011
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781408806487
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Review by RefPenny
Inhabitant of a future where acid rain makes it hazardous to go outside, Rick spends his time in the 'tank' running the Maze, an immersive computer game. Then Daed, who is possibly Rick's father, gives him a mission and things start to go terribly wrong.This book keeps you guessing right to the end - you share in Nick's confusion as to what is happening and why. At the end some questions are resolved but not all. This book is suitable for teen readers, especially but not solely, those are keen on gaming.