The Discovery of Socket Greeny - Tony Bertauski
We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas. - Michael Crichton

Socket Greeny, sixteen, is pretty much left to his own devices. having lost his father when he was five and with a mother who rarely comes home, Socket occupies his time with school and visiting virtual worlds with friends Streeter and Chute. things change when he suddenly begins hearing people's thoughts and feeling everything around him even when in virtual mode. then his mother shows up at school and takes him with her to work. what he discovers and learns will drastically transform his world - both virtual and real.
i am not into video games and i cannot raise my interest further other than my admiration for the technology and science behind them. when i started reading this book, i found myself in that frame of mind. i thought i was going to be bored because i was struggling a bit with the first few chapters but like Socket, i discovered something that made me hold on. by the third chapter i was on a roll.
i think my being a very visual person helped a lot. my mind was filled with all sorts of images thanks to author Toni Bertauski's interesting word- and worldbuilding. my imagination just took off!
Socket's story is not just about self-discovery. it also talks about friendship, teenage angst, loyalty, responsibility and heroism.
The Discovery of Socket Greeny is the first part in the Socket Greeny Saga. the second one is The Training of Socket Greeny and the third installment is The Legend of Socket Greeny.
i still do not see myself getting into video games and traipsing virtual worlds anytime soon but i am positive about looking forward to reading the remaining two books in the series.

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