Today’s Book Spotlight is on The End Games by: T. Michael Martin.
Michael Faris is seventeen years old and he’s got to deal with problems your normal seventeen year old gamer geek has: he’s got no friends outside of the game, he can’t talk to girls, and he’s painfully shy. And on top of that, he has a jerk of a step father and a five year old brother who can’t seem to deal with life in general. But all of that, Michael can handle. Until Halloween when the Game begins.
Now he is on the run with his little brother Patrick as they try to navigate their way to the Safe Zone. They’ve been in the game for weeks fighting off monsters called Bellows and searching for food until the Game Master tells them their next move. Surprisingly, Michael is good at this. All of the hours spent in front of his video games have taught him the skills he needs to survive this post-apocalyptic wasteland. He is sure that by the way he is playing, he can get himself and Patrick to the Safe Zone in no time. Then the Game will be over and everything will go back to normal.
Except The Game starts to change. The Bellows evolve. The other Players they meet up with start to cheat. And his brother Patrick is able to deal less and less with the reality of their situation every day. Michael needs to rely on his own wits in order to get to The End before they get taken out of The Game altogether.
This book is a non-stop thrilling action-adventure with danger at every turn. If you’d like to reserve a copy of this book yourself, fill out a book request form or stop by the library and check it out yourself! If you’ve read this book, please leave us a comment and tell us what you thought!