I want to tell you about a book called Cyberia by Chris Lynch. This book is a very quick read with only 158 pages. It’s definitely something to read if you don’t have the time or patience to read a big book like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows or Inkdeath. And even if you like those books (which I do), you’ll like this sci-fi revolution story.
Cyberia is the story of Zane, a boy who lives in an electronics-controlled world. Everything he does is monitored by his computerized room. He talks to his parents through giant screens on his wall, and even his dog, Hugo, is hooked-up to the system. One day Zane gets a gadget that lets him hear what his dog is saying . . . and what other animals are saying as well! He finds out that the animals really hate being wired as much as he does. The animals want a revolution, and Zane is going to have to help them out, but not without getting into trouble. Eventually Zane gets caught and is put under house arrest, but his parents let him have one visitor —a visitor who used to be able to speak to him, but now just licks his nose. I’m sure this isn’t the last we will hear from Zane and his dog Hugo.
If this sounds intriguing, than I’ve got a treat for you. You can read a sneak peak of the book now!
Read an excerpt from Cyberia (PDF)
—Nick, STACKS Staffer