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When city officials try to close down the local video parlor because they think it is less than beneficial for the children, the young people of the town form Video, a protest group.


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When city officials try to close down the local video parlor because they think it is less than beneficial for the children, the young people of the town form Video, a protest group.

35 review for Video War

  1. 5 out of 5

    Byron

    This is a long forgotten book. The kind that, if you ever find a copy, should be sent to me immediately for safe keeping. But you should read it first. I haven't read it in years so it is quite likely that it has not aged well at all, but as a thirteen year old who realized that video games were to me what rappers and rock bands were to everyone else, I found this book revelatory. It was my first experience with first person present tense. The way Stephen Manes used descriptions of fictional vide This is a long forgotten book. The kind that, if you ever find a copy, should be sent to me immediately for safe keeping. But you should read it first. I haven't read it in years so it is quite likely that it has not aged well at all, but as a thirteen year old who realized that video games were to me what rappers and rock bands were to everyone else, I found this book revelatory. It was my first experience with first person present tense. The way Stephen Manes used descriptions of fictional video games to describe what was happening to the protagonist opened my eyes to new ways of using language as well as to thinking of video games as something other than my favorite distraction. Before I found my love of 80s teen movies, this was my too-cool high school fantasy. Even knowing that I will likely find fault with this book if I ever get the chance to re-read it, it will always have a special place in my heart. I hope that someday it can have a special place in your heart too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    At first, I admit, I didn't realize that Video War was written in 1983. I thought it was just written to sound that way - and yes, 80s YA does have a bit of its own distinctive voice. It is nice to see teenagers who act like teens, complete with some of the overly dramatic reactions to things. But our protagonist, Zoz, really does get to be irritating at times. This book wasn't bad, but I don't know that I have strong feelings on it either way, except for the ending. You can definitely empathize At first, I admit, I didn't realize that Video War was written in 1983. I thought it was just written to sound that way - and yes, 80s YA does have a bit of its own distinctive voice. It is nice to see teenagers who act like teens, complete with some of the overly dramatic reactions to things. But our protagonist, Zoz, really does get to be irritating at times. This book wasn't bad, but I don't know that I have strong feelings on it either way, except for the ending. You can definitely empathize with the kids of VIDEO when you learn how things turned out and why they turned out that way.

  3. 5 out of 5

    morbidflight

    As I've aged, I realize I dislike how the internal thoughts of teenagers are portrayed. This book read like a wannabe catcher in the rye. It's pretty interesting, though, and learning how old it is actually makes me intrigued; girls and boys seem equally interested in saving vidya and it's kind of cool that the quiet black girl is a secret computer nerd and game developer who wants to make games that comment on experience and stuff.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Guglielmo

    Story about some kids who fight an upcoming law to ban video games from their county. It's okay. Strange writing style at times. Sudden weird ending.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Phil Mcdougall

  6. 5 out of 5

    Phil

    S'alright.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cody

  10. 4 out of 5

    Zethib

  11. 5 out of 5

    Roy Porter

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Neiman

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sarunas Rimsa

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carlos Brigadeiro

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brendan Creecy

  16. 5 out of 5

    Namida

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Eleneski

  18. 5 out of 5

    Highweirdness

  19. 4 out of 5

    Luiz Marques

  20. 5 out of 5

    Naseer Alkhouri

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rob

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michael Alonso

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chris Moyer

  27. 4 out of 5

    Greg Bullmer

  28. 4 out of 5

    Peter Derk

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Chapman

  30. 5 out of 5

    Untimely Gamer

  31. 4 out of 5

    Daisy

  32. 4 out of 5

    Hui Jing

  33. 4 out of 5

    Osiris Oliphant

  34. 5 out of 5

    Josh Tarchala

  35. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

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