Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway- The Game by Monica Hughes

I found a book at Borders that came out in 2010 that I just loved, so I'm going to share it so everyone else can enjoy it. The book is called The Game, by Monica Hughes, published by SimonPulse.  Previously it was published as Invitation to the Game.

The Story-  The year is 2154 and society is divided into two sections, the employed and the unemployed. Lisse is graduating from High School and is ready to enter the work force, the only problem, all jobs she qualifies for are already filled by robots. She and her friends are declared "unemployed" and sent to live by themselves in the one of the many unemployed sections of the city.

Struggling to get by the kids scavenge for everything they need to survive. Then they hear about The Game. No one can tell them exactly what it is, only that it gives unemployeds a chance. Unfortunately, it is invite only and nobody around knows how to get one.

When Lisse and her friends finally get the invite, they find themselves involved in a virtual reality game that mirrors real life. There are no rules and to survive they need to figure out the clues.

My Thoughts- I really liked this book. It was fun watching Lisse and her friends as they beat the odds and survived in a city full of dejected humans. The best part however, is the game. Just when you think you've got it figured out, 3/4 of the way through the book, everything changes. It's a great twist, I thought I figured it out, but I had to keep reading to make sure. The ending was very satisfying and I like the way the author chose to diffuse the unemployed situation that existed in society.

The giveaway- I have one copy of The game to give one lucky follower. Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. If you don't see it, click 'read more'.


  1. I have never heard of this book before but it sounds really, really good! I am quite obsessed with dystopian right now and this sounds like a book I'd love. So thank you for the chance at winning a copy and pointing it out to me :)

  2. sounds awesome. thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Looks like a cool book, I love dystopians and tend to feature them on my blog-thank you very much for the chance to win!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds great!

  5. that book looks so fascinating totally out of my ordinary genre but sometimes that is the best kind of book to read!

  6. This sounds like a really intriguing book. Thanks so much for giving it away!


  7. This sounds like just the kind of book I would love so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one! Thank you for the chance to win it.
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  8. This sounds really good! I love when people share something that they've really enjoyed!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love finding books that I somehow missed.

  10. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)
    This book sounds super interesting

  11. Sounds like a great book!
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