Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde.
Harcourt Childrens Books
Publication Date: July 2012
List Price: $16.99
Review: Reality or Suicide? Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde is a mystical, fantasizing, and suspenseful novel that is a must read! Deadly Pink is the third book in the series about the virtual reality games of the Rasmussem Corporation. The first two books are User Unfriendly, Heir Apparent. The main characters in this book are Grace Pizzelli, Emily Pizzelli, their mother, and Mrs. Bennett.
Grace Pizzelli never likes being called down to the principal's office, even if it's because her sister is trapped in a Rasmussem virtual reality game and won't come out. When she finds out she is the one who can bring Emily back to the real world, Grace soon changes her mind. As she enters the Land of the Golden Butterflies, the doubts begin… Why would Emily choose to put herself in such "little girl" game? Why don't the boys in the game talk at all…? How did I ever agree to do this since I am just an average person? But then she finds out the answers to everything. Emily is changing the Land of the Golden Butterflies with the sprites' magic. So now this game could not only cost Emily her life, but it could cost both sisters their lives. They must repay… … … Will the sisters ever be able to live in the real world, or will they suffer virtual suicide…?
I really enjoyed reading Deadly Pink because the game made me imagine being in it for real! I would suggest this suspenseful book to young adults who enjoy anticipation while reading novels. In Deadly Pink it set off real suspense when it said "Emily might die, for real…" You never know what will happen so it forces your brain to keep on reading! Like I said, this book was amazing! One great aspect of Deadly Pink is that it is not critical to read every book in the series. Although I had not read either of the two books before reading Deadly Pink, I still was engrossed! I totally suggest Vivian Vande Velde to write more books - adding on to her series. I really hope you love Deadly Pink as much as I did! Now I'm going to the store to buy another book written by Vivian Vande Velde!
Review written by (th grade student).
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