I grew up on science fiction- Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ursula Le Guin, Clifford Simak, John Windham...you name it. Among the very first ones was Roger Zelazny and his Coils. Oh how I wanted to be able to travel inside its computer-generated reality.
If you are 12-13, love computers and are about to venture into the world of sci-fi, try this one. Pi (she actually has quite an interesting first name that I will not give away) is very likeable and easy to relate to. She lives in Hawaii with an older sister Lani and Mum. Her Dad died when she was just four weeks old but there is a mystery lurking behind... One day an amazing thing happens. Pi (Pi's avatar) gets transported to an alien AI virtual reality where her adventures begin. She makes new friends Gaia, Leo, Andomime and explores the new mysterious world of the Inverse.
At times I felt a bit overloaded with the slang/computer-related lingo and trying to stay behind the technicalities of the Inverse was not easy. However, if you like cyberpunk, Wrinkle in time and Alice in Wonderland, this fast-paced book will keep you gripped
by Tonya Cibelli