Reading Level: Grade 5-7
Marley Sandelski is invisible or worse to most of the kids at his middle school. The Star Trek fan hangs out with the only kid who nerdier than him, 15-year-old Kid is a student in the Game, a franchised high school that occupies an old mall. The students at the school spend their days playing "games" that are closely monitored by corporate sponsors. Almost every kid in the Game hopes to stand out enough to get "Branded."
Kit is horrified when someone is pushed over the fifth floor railing into "the Pit" where most of the kids hang out. The person turns out to be a dummy with the sign "Unidentified. Choose your suicide" taped to its sweater.
When Kid begins an investigation to discover the perpetrators of the hoax, she triggers a series of events that will change her life, and possibly her society, forever.
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