Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father's death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.
Feed by M. T. Anderson. Didn't make it through this yet. Was interesting in it's FUTURE WORLD gadgetry, but the dialect would be very very distracting, and i'm wondering if my kids would feel it passe and preachy.
The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner - Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run. (from author site)