|Author: S. J. Kincaid|
|Tom, a 14-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.|
From the Publisher:
?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
A bloodless outer space World War III, government conspiracies, and virtual reality pull the reader into this fast-moving young adult science fiction novel. Traveling aimlessly between casinos with his gambling father, 14-year-old Tom Raines uses virtual reality gaming to keeping himself and his father sheltered and fed. But when Tom finds himself being wooed by the Pentagonal Spire for his incredible gaming skills, everything changes. The exclusive military academy trains kids to become part of the Intrasolar Forces, who use virtual reality to fight war in space. But things aren't as clear-cut as they seem, and Tom finds himself struggling with allegiances, power struggles, and dangerous enemies.