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Readalikes for Fans of Ender's Game


    iBoy - Brooks, Kevin

    Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack that caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences.
    Ready Player One

    Ready Player One - Cline, Ernest

    Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator.

    Little Brother

    Little Brother - Doctorow, Cory

    After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, Marcus decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
    Pirate Cinema

    Pirate Cinema - Doctorow, Cory

    In a near-future Britain, Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity.
    Brain Jack

    Brain Jack - Falkner, Brian

    In a near-future New York City, computer genius Sam Wilson manages to hack into the AT&T network and sets off a chain of events that have a profound effect on human activity throughout the world.
    Black Hole Sun

    Black Hole Sun - Gill, David

    On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.
    Bunker 10

    Bunker 10 - Henderson, J. A.

    Something is going terribly wrong at the top secret Pinewood Military Installation, and the teenage geniuses who study and work there are about to discover a horrible truth as they lead a small military force trying to retrieve data and escape before the compound self-destructs.

    Crater - Hickam, Homer

    In the twenty-second century, sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood, who mines the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth, undertakes a deadly mission that could mean the difference between life and death for every inhabitant on the moon.
    Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars

    Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars - Nick James

    In 2095 when a fifteen-year-old slacker discovers that he has the power to control Pearls, fragments of space debris that are a dying Earth's most important energy source, government forces work to capture him.
    Evil Genius

    Evil Genius - Jinks, Catherine

    Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

    Awaken - Kacvinsky, Katie

    In the year 2060, when people hardly ever leave the security of their houses and instead do everything online, Madeline Freeman, the daughter of the man who created the national digital school attended by all citizens, is wooed by a group of radicals who are trying to get people to "unplug."

    Insignia - Kincaid, SJ

    Tom, a genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

    Epic - Kostick, Conor

    On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.
    Shade's Children

    Shade's Children - Nix, Garth

    In a savage postnuclear world, four young fugitives attempt to overthrow the bloodthirsty rule of the Overlords with the help of Shade, their mysterious mentor.

    Erebos - Poznanski, Ursula

    Sixteen-year-old Nick quickly becomes addicted to the mysterious computer game Erebos, but when the game, which can manipulate its players, sends him on a dangerous mission, the line between reality and the virtual world becomes blurry.
    Deadly Pink

    Deadly Pink - Vande Velde, Vivian

    Grace must find a way to get her older sister out of a virtual reality RPG (role playing game)--before it is too late.

    Robopocalypse - Wilson, Daniel

    Two decades into the future humans are battling for their survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.

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