Minecraft: The Shipwreck

by Lee, C. B.
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Lee, C. B. Minecraft: The Shipwreck
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Unravel the mysteries of an extraordinary underwater world in this official Minecraft novel! When three kids discover a mystery in an abandoned Minecraft server, they must race against the clock to uncover its secrets.

Jake Thomas is always the new kid. His family moves so much for his dad's work that it's easier to keep his head down and not get attached to anyone. He'll be gone in a few months anyway. But when they end up in Los Angeles, Dad promises this will be the last time they move. The Pacific Crest Apartments are home now . . . which means it's time for Jake to finally make friends.

Jake isn't sure he should count the two kids he meets at the apartment's community center as friends, though. Tank Vuong is a large and intimidating boy who hangs with a tough crowd, and Emily Quesada is a fashionista who's quick with a sarcastic remark. But when he discovers an old computer lab in a forgotten corner of the community center, with a strange Minecraft server containing cryptic riddles, he realizes he's going to need help cracking the code-because at the end of the summer, the community center will be demolished, and all hope of solving the mystery will go with it. Following the hints left by an enigmatic figure known as The Wizard, the trio journeys into the dangerous depths of the ocean, where uncanny creatures lurk and untold treasure awaits. . . .

Contributors

Author:
Lee, C. B.

Further information

Excerpt:
CHAPTER ONE

JAKE

Here we are, home sweet home!

Jake steps out of the truck and shuts the door. The tar on the street almost seems to sink under his feet as he stands. It s fresh, still soft from the hot sun, marked with crisp, clean, recently painted lines of white.

Dad whistles, the sun hitting the top of his balding head just right. He puts his hands on his hips, nodding to himself.

Jake follows Dad s proud gaze and looks across the street at the gray building situated on the corner of a tree-lined street. A wide swath of grass separates it from the sidewalk. The apartment complex seems just as drab and dull as the rest of the buildings on this street. It s a far cry from the beachside paradise Dad had been gloating about on their three-state road trip. The neighborhood has seen better days: rows and rows of mismatched apartment buildings and peeling paint, yellowing lawns and trash-lined streets. Jake sighs and shakes his head as Dad turns back to flash him a grin.

This is the place you re tearing down? Jake eyes the ancient apartment complex.

Yup. Already did one of the buildings in this complex, the one we re moving into. Oh, you re gonna love it. Everything is brand new and perfect, eh?

Three towers of apartments are clustered behind the first building. One is clearly new; gleaming white, shining glass windows reflecting the pale blue sky, almost as if the tower is trying to be a part of the sky itself. The other two are built from the same dull gray concrete as the first, occasionally spotted with bricks flecked with color for a bit of artistic flair. Jake can t help but smile, thinking about lines of ore in Minecraft. He imagines destroying the entire complex, one row of blocks at a time, gathering the jewels, coal, and different types of rock from the building s sides. He sees two, maybe three different building materials. They look a lot more sturdy than whatever the new building is made out of, although the glass is pretty neat. It d be interesting, mining a tower like this, but simple enough, just craft a few ladders and get to the top and make your way down

Jake s in the middle of his daydream when he realizes Dad s still waxing poetic about the project.

It s going to be a long haul my company is doing this complex and two more down the street for a fancy new design firm. There s a lot of work in Los Angeles. Aren t you excited? All this great California sunshine, and we can go to the beach whenever we want!

Sure, Dad. The sun feels like any other sun Jake s ever felt; then again, it is the same sun. He would hope so.

Dad gives him a small smile full of promise, one that Jake wants to believe means they ll actually go to the beach together. Every new state, every new city in the past three years has been full of the same promises: We ll go to the country fair. I ll take you to a ball game. We re going to go camping. But Dad said it was because he was still building up his company s reputation, and now everything is going to change, apparently.

Jake will believe it when he sees it. Chicago, San Antonio, Seattle each of these places Dad said would be home, and each of them just turned out to be a stopping point.

Isn t it beautiful? I tell you, the architect who dreamed up the renovation, she s a genius. Dad grabs a box from the back of the truck and sighs happily, still admiring the view.

Jake makes a noncommittal grunt in reply. It s just another picture-perfect condo, filled with the same uncomfortable furniture and nondescript landscape paintings. There s a moving van parked outside that isn t theirs, and for a moment Jake wonders what it s l
Media Type:
Softcover
Publisher:
Random House LCC US
Biography Artist:
C. B. Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young-adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series, Ben 10, and Seven Tears at High Tide.
Language:
English
Interest Age:
10+
Number of Pages:
352

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
1 January 1900
Package Dimensions:
0.207 x 0.14 x 0.03 m; 0.36 kg
GTIN:
09780593159651
DUIN:
BNDVMPC4PSI
Manufacturer Part Number:
38639281
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