Otherworld

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Otherworld is a mix of Ready Player One and Hunger Games and not in the best way. I love Jason Segal and share his obsession with The Muppets, so I wanted to Love this book. It's another teen quest/gaming book. 

The main character, Simon, is a super-rich spoiled brat. Simon and Kat get trapped in Otherworld and have to escape.  In the worst scene ever he walks up to two girls after they call Kat a slut and tells them they should learn what feminism is.

 Unfortunately, he then immediately threatens them that if they bother her again, he's going to leak their nudes (which he paid someone to hack). 

So, yuck. 

The rest just dragged me along as I waited for the good stuff. I waited for a twist that I couldn't predict, and none appeared.

Also, a friend who reads more SciFi than I do has suggested that the plot is very similar to Tad Williams "Otherland" series. I'm going to check the library for that one, and I'll get back to you.

Verdict- Skip and if you are a glutton for punishment borrow.

Otherworld By Jason Segel and Kirstin Miller

Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.