Series Name: Monarch Jungle
Alden Nash is a video gamer. His skills have earned him elite gamer status and wealth. Currently, he ranks in the world's top 10. Then Alden's agent gets him an amazing dealÑto test a virtual reality game that's in secret development. Alden hates VR, but this game was created by a gaming guru Alden wants to meet. And first prize is one million dollars. What he doesn't know is that the game isn't the only thing being tested. Can he win without losing his mind?
This series of books was designed specifically for struggling teen readers. The contemporary fiction is written at accessible levels and provides substantive content without being edgy. The relatable plots appeal to teens, especially those who are reluctant to read. Books in the series quickly grab their interest with fast-paced storylines that feature realistic, sometimes larger-than-life teen characters readers can identify with or would like to know. Then there is an unexpected twist. The characters' lives are suddenly on the edgeÑof fame, fear, or even sanity. What starts out as fun or routine becomes a nightmare, real or imagined. As characters are tested in mind, body, and spirit, readers have a sense of being there to experience the adventure.
Grade Level: Teen and YA
Reading Level: 1.9
Lexile Level: 170L