Insert Coin to Continue

Insert Coin to ContinueInsert Coin to Continue
by John David Anderson
Grades 5 & up

Bryan Biggins is your average middle school kid, concentrating more on his video game obsession than his schoolwork. He is determined to find the secret level at the end of his new video game, which he has beaten several times already. But when he wakes up in the morning after beating it for the tenth time, he finds not a secret level, but instead that his entire life has become a video game, complete with the old school “insert coin to continue” slots hanging in mid air. Suddenly he is gaining Experience Points and losing Hit Points as he maneuvers the minefield that is middle school. Today is more treacherous than usual, with math lessons turning into Tetris, Shakespeare being rewritten in English class, and teachers sending him on quests throughout the school. Will he make it through the day before he sees Game Over? Insert Coin to Continue is a clever and funny look at the day in the life of a middle schooler, turning the usual obstacles into video game challenges. Highly recommended for grades 5 & up.

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