Virus on Orbis 1
Virus on Orbis 1

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Series: Softwire Vol. 1   

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Annotation: When twelve-year-old Johnny and his sister arrive on Orbits in a space ship of orphans, he finds he has a unique ability to communicate with computers.
Catalog Number: #28092
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2006
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: 262 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-3638-X Perma-Bound: 0-605-20032-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-3638-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-20032-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006046285
Dimensions: 19 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 60,673
Reading Level: 4.7
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.7 / points: 9.0 / quiz: 110726 / grade: Middle Grades+
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.7 / points:16.0 / quiz:Q44021
Lexile: 650L
Guided Reading Level: X
Fountas & Pinnell: X
What happened next surprised even me.

The back of my eyeballs exploded into a ring of brilliant blue light. Instead of seeing the files in my mind's eye, my eyelids melted away and exposed the complex mechanics of the computer. It was as if I had pushed my head inside, as if I had physically entered the central computer. I felt a rush of electricity across my skin, exploring my face, as though something was trying to read me. The horrible noise outside quieted, and soon I was able to see things much more clearly. The colors inside the computer were as bright as in my first nightmare.

Then I saw a small figure running through the files cloaked in radiant green electrons.

"Filled with exotic aliens, dangerous situations, and fast-paced adventure. Younger sci-fi fans will happily hang in with JT." — BOOKLIST

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Turnbull has always known there was something different about him. It turns out he’s the first-ever human softwire — able to enter and communicate with computers with his mind. Now that JT and two hundred other orphans have been put to work in alien factories on the first ring of Orbis, things are going very wrong. The "perfect" central computer is malfunctioning, and suspicious eyes are turning to JT. Could he be the one responsible?


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