Fight for the Future, Paperback Book

Fight for the Future Paperback

Part of the Metawars series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jonah Delacroix can't stand the real world - so he lives most of his life inside a global computer-based virtual world called the Metasphere, where everyone is represented by an avatar.

When he discovers the avatar of his dead father, and assumes his online identity, a series of events are unleashed that compel Jonah to race across the real world with a secret society to protect the freedom of all mankind...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781408314593

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Fight for the Future is a good YA novel. It takes place in the near future. Someone has invented a new way to surf the net. It plugs directly into your nervous system, kind of like the Matrix. You lose all awareness of your surroundings as a virtual reality is forced into your senses. In some ways the world is modeled like 2nd life only you can immerse yourself like the matrix.Many people dedicate their whole lives on the virtual reality called the Metasphere. People go to work, school and socialize all in the Metasphere. Part of the reason is the real world is in shambles. Global warming has messed up the ecology, many oil fields are dry and global economies are collapsing and the governments right behind them. Who controls the Metasphere? It was invented by Matthew Granger. Granger was arrested a few years ago and each country that had one of the farms confiscated it and runs it now, though Granger has recently escaped prison. There is also a group of freedom fighters called the Guardians who want the Metasphere to not be controlled by anyone. Along with many other differing groups who have different ideas about access.Overall, this was a pretty good book, lot of action and a decent story. We primarily see everything through Jonah and how he views his world. The story is good, but since I know a lot about technology and programs, there are parts that made me roll my eyes. However, most won’t notice them and these ‘restrictions’ were pillars the story was built on and so accepting them allows the story to exist.One of the cooler things I found, that often is lacking in YA novels is a sense of ambiguity in who the ‘good guys’ are. The story tries to make the reader see that not all issues are black and white and that you should find out what you can and make up your own mind. This IMO was the greatest part of the book. It is the first book in a series and I think it will be worth following.