Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What's Elizabeth Reading? Epic

Reading Crew member Elizabeth is back to tell us about another cool book that she's been reading. This time around, she's going to tell us about Epic, by Conor Kostick. Let's hear what she has to say about it.

Here's what Elizabeth says the book is about.

When I picked up Epic, I thought it would be another one of those books where somebody does something to save the world, "BOOM, KAPOW!!!" You know, the usual cheesy adventure story. But this book is anything but the usual. This book is mainly about Erik and a group of his friends. In the world they live in, violence is against the law. If you so much as hit somebody, you could be exiled on an island. The main way people solve disputes is on Epic. Epic is a game that is so realistic, it is like a world within a world.

The characters in the game lead an entire life of their own 24/7, even when nobody is actually playing. In Epic, you can't kill somebody else from New Earth unless you are in the arena. The arena is the only place where your character can die, but come back to life without losing any of their possessions. The only problem with this system is that it is turning into a tyranny. The Allocation Committee has been making choices for the "greater good." But when they exile Erik's parents for a slight act of violence done years and years ago, Erik takes action. With the help of his friends, Erik plans to stop the Committee, but if they should fail...the whole world inside and out of the game could lose everything...

I loved this book and it has really good morals and a great story line to go along with the awesome characters in the story!!

So, how did Elizabeth rate Epic, by Conor Kostick?

She gave it five out of five blue dragons.

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