From the author of The Obnoxious Jerks, a tale of hardcore gamers who try to keep their town from banning arcades . . .
It's 1983, long before the heyday of personal computers and home consoles, so the only serious videogames are the wildly popular quarter-eating machines at the local arcade. But when the town council decides the games are evil and tries to ban them, the gamers of the town of Bunker Hill Bluffs mobilize to try to keep their entertainment free from the censors. And in the process Zoz Boylan, one of the ringleaders of the protest, learns a lot more than he'd bargained for about life, politics, and the opposite sex.
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Hardcore raves for Video War:
"This is a wonderfully plotted book. Zoz, Brian, Jenny and the enigmatic Rowena are also some of the most likable characters to appear in a YA novel for a long time. And it's very funny at the same time as it makes a lot of points about principles and fighting for them, and the nature of freedom, without sounding preachy or didactic. . . Be aware, though, that just about every paragraph in this book contains street language that, while it rings true because it is the language of many kids, will prove extremely offensive to many adults."
--School Library Journal
" . . . one of the most exciting new YA novels comes out of the video-game mania. . . a witty and fast-moving story about some kids who organize to head off the city council's move to close their favorite arcade . . . This is a book that should be bought right now . . . And, oh yes, the kids talk the way kids really do, so those . . . who have been left behind in a linguistic time-warp may be seriously offended."
--Wilson Library Journal
"Video War tackles hard questions . . . The dialogue is crisp and raw . . . "
--Gannett Westchester Newspapers
". . . believable and refreshing."
"A fun, modern, and above all teenage novel about fighting city hall."
--L. A. Weekly
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Book Description Avon Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110380833034