Monday, March 5, 2012
The Night Room
My student book club just finished reading E.M. Goldman's The Night Room (1995). This book is about a group of teens who are selected to undergo a computer evaluation called ARGUS. After an initial interview, each teen (one at a time) is hooked to a computer which will take them into the future to their high school reunion. While in the future they see what job they have, who they are married to, and other classmates from the group. The first few in the group to experience Argus are shocked to find out that the most popular girl in their school is listed as deceased and her date of death is their current year in school. The participants must race against time to solve this mystery and stop the horrific event before it happens. How much is Argus in control? This was a suspenseful novel that will keep you thinking.