Jeremy Striker’s plan to disobey his mother and join his friend on a trip to Disneyland leads to a survival adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. His many hours of living in the fantasy world of his computer game gives him the strength to overcome everything nature throws his way, but to save himself, he first must save the imaginary characters in the game.
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In the four years since his parents divorced, Jeremy Striker is so lonely; he plays his computer game until he is able to play it in his daydreams. However, in grade eight, he finally has a school chum, but Jeremy is tossed aside when he refuses to disobey his mother and join the friend on a trip to Disneyland.
Jeremy is so hurt and angry, he takes his computer characters on their most dangerous mission, but then he leaves them stranded when he decides to save the friendship and sneak away to go on the trip to Disneyland.
Already disoriented by his chum's confusing map to the rendezvous, Jeremy runs when he hears something following him and he falls into a steep ravine. Seriously injured, he is convinced that he will die because no one knows where he is except for the friend, and he had said that he would not wait.
Everything seems hopeless until a dog and a raven join Jeremy. He is convinced that they are Wolf and Talon from his game, and his computer characters have forgiven him. In this gripping fantasy adventure, Jeremy struggles to save his computer teammates...but can he save himself?
I stood beneath the huge branches of the big old weeping willow tree, and waited. Grant continued down the street without looking back. that was the way it was with Grant, there were no long good-byes, just, "See ya," and he was gone.
A breeze stirred up the hanging vines, and they slapped at my face. They wrapped around me like the tentacles of some giant beast, and transported me to the 'Realms of Flimenia' where I joined Wolf, Talon, Zephyrus, Mittros, Beddoes and Olan, my computer game teammates. We were on a most dangerous mission to destroy the last of the Balearics... I brushed away the hanging vines, and whispered, "You can't go there right now dummy. You have to stay focused, and come up with some way to convince Mom."
Grant had caught me off guard with his invitation to join his family on a trip to Disneyland the first two weeks of summer holidays. For months now, I had been looking forward to my usual summer vacation on my grandparent's farm as soon as school ended. I loved it in Saskatchewan, but I knew Grant, if I didn't do what he wanted, he would quit being my friend. I knew that I would have to come with a good plan if I hoped to get Mom to agree to let me accept his invitation.