Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Virtual Vandals by Tom Clancy; Young Adults, No. 1

This turned out to be a clean and fun book based on the Net Force books Tom Clancy wrote for adults. This one was written for young adults or kids. The main characters are High School age kids. They were very clever and computer savvy, they go on quite a few adventures. They solve mysteries and out-smart bad guys.

The book takes place in the year 2025. Almost everything is run through your computer in a virtual world but the kids still have to go to normal High School. Most of the story takes place in a virtual world interacting with holographic images of others while the real person is sitting home connected to the computer through chips inserted in their skin.

Net Force was made to protect the United States of America from all online criminal activity. There is a group of teenage computer geniuses who sometimes know more than adults, who are known as the Net Force Explorers. Kind of like ROTC for kids that might want to go into the Army but aren't old enough yet.

(Spoiler Alert)
In the book the kids work together to uncover a plot to take over a section of the city from an evil genius kid seeking revenge for his mother's death. There are the rich kids and the elite kids like Senator's children and some that have amnesty because there parents are foreign diplomats living in the US. Of course there are the poor sections of DC with the gangs too.

I really liked the way the book moved right along and was original.

Broken Book, well almost Whole


le said...

the boy and me like your family sillhouette

Marie Hatch Chambers said...

Thanks for the lead. I'll check this one out.