Look at that awesome high-tech cover circa 1993!! Good times!!
Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes is about a group of friends graduating from school into a world without jobs. Only exceptional students qualify for the few select positions (those rare jobs that haven’t been taken over by machines.) Students without extremely specialized skills and the right connections end up permanently unemployed living in poverty with no hope of ever changing their situations. There’s real life, and then there’s The Game… a dangerous reality world that seems to get more realistic the longer you play.
This unforgettable dystopian teen novel definitely had an ending I didn’t expect. I’m always looking for short quick stand-alone reads, but when I finished this book I wanted more! I want a sequel! Read this book you’ll see what I mean.