Thursday, May 15, 2014

Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde

Grace's sister Emily has disappeared.  Emily is a designer of video games and she has gone into a pink wonderland of a game - think Candy Crush but with more fairies and princesses - and won't come out.  Although Grace feels average compared to her sister, she is the only one who can go into the game to retrieve her.  Once she is in the fantasy world of the game, however, Grace finds that there are quite a few dangers she never could have anticipated.  The description of the video game feels very much like what it would be like to inhabit such a game but the story overall was only average.  Fine, but not very memorable.