Bound To Stay Bound

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 Power up (Power up graphic novel)
 Author: Nisson, Sam

 Publisher:  Etch (2021)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 214 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 677367 ISBN: 9780358325710
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Video games -- Fiction
 Internet games -- Fiction
 School stories
 Contests -- Fiction
 Bullies -- Fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $18.58

Miles and Rhys make an unstoppable team in the video game Mecha Melee. But they don't even realize they go to the same middle school. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Johnson, Darnell
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 512151

   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2021 Miles and Rhys are friends, even though they haven’t met and don’t know each other's real-life identity. They play together as Gryphon and Backslash in Mecha Melee, an online game, and they are quickly becoming the best team around. But, their real lives are a bit more complicated—Rhys, aka Backslash, is the new kid at school, and Miles, aka Gryphon, is trying to determine who his real friends are. Unfortunately, Rhys also has to deal with Luke, the school bully; when Luke takes it too far, and Miles doesn’t get involved, Rhys doesn’t know who to can trust. With Battlecon coming to town, will these two gamers realize a great friend is closer than they think? Bold, colorful artwork full of dynamic action and an inclusive cast of characters make this graphic novel a quick and engaging read. The two different illustration styles, representing the game as well as real life, fit well together and are easily distinguishable. A fun and heartening story that shows that a new best friend could be right around the corner. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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