Author(s): Baptiste, Tracey,
Date of Publication: 02/05/2019,
Pagination: 288 pages,
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd,
Published By: Cornerstone,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 10 years, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Science fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
When a new virtual-reality version of Minecraft brings her dreams to life, one player must face her worst nightmares. Bianca has never been good at following the plan. She's more of an act-now, deal-with-the-consequences-later type of person.
But consequences can't be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash. Waking up in the hospital, Bianca is faced with questions she's not equipped to answer. She chooses instead to try a virtual-reality version of Minecraft that gives her control over a world at the very moment she thought she'd lost it.
There she encounters a glitching avatar she believes to be Lonnie. Bianca teams up with Esme and Anton - two kids also playing on the hospital server - to save her friend. Is Lonnie really stuck in the game? And can Bianca help him back to reality?