This book takes a premise we recognize: being iseki-ed into a video game world—but this one is rather refreshing.
It’s a relaxing read, and definitely feels like it's for middle schoolers or young teenagers. It was a nice change of pace from my usual heavy, dark reads, and I feel like I learned some things from it. I saw a lot of myself in young Kelsi, and I’m proud to say I’ve grown since I was her age.
The author definitely loves the environment they've created, and has thought of everything needed to support this world. At times, it felt like it dragged a bit, and there were some things we learned early on that were repeated later in the book. However, even through this, this story is captivating, and I found myself rooting for KBD to win their games and stay high in the game's ranking system. I also very much enjoyed the flaws and shortcomings with the characters. This makes them well rounded and balanced.
This is surely a great read for anyone who loves video games and strong characters. I look forward to the next book.
It’s the year 2092. Kelsi, 12, and her teammates Red Nose and Black Nose, two wolf dogs, find themselves as players in a strange new world. Here, they must compete to stay in good standing, not only for their reputation but also for their survival. Realizing that it would be much harder to get back home, they made it a point to take the game more seriously in order to survive and get to the top. However, when Kelsi is overcome with the need to win, she begins to throw herself and her friends into more and more dangerous predicaments. After Kelsi learns more about the legend of the copper cyborg, she comes up with a plan. But will the cyborg be what Kelsi and the village need to make it to the top or is the game world doomed from the start?
The Legend of the Copper Cyborg blends the classic with the modern. It combines the enchantment of Oz, the suspense of Frankenstein, the mechanics of Minecraft, and the exploration of the Jungle Book into one twisting, fascinating saga that is sure to entertain even the most reluctant of readers.
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