For the Win

A Novel

Cory Doctorow

Tor Teen

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It’s the twenty-first century, and all over the world, MMORPGs are big business. Hidden away in China and elsewhere, young players are pressed into working as “gold-farmers,” amassing game-wealth that’s sold to Western players at a profitable markup. Some of these pieceworkers rebel, trying to go into business for themselves—but there’s little to stop their bosses from dragging them back into servitude. Some of them, like young Mala in the slums of Bombay—nicknamed “General Robotwallah” for her self-taught military skill—become enforcers for the bosses, but that only buys them so much.

All the way over in L.A., young Wei-Dong, obsessed with Asian youth culture and MMORPGs, knows the system is rigged, knows that kids everywhere are being exploited. Finally, he and his Asian counterparts begin to work together to claim their rights. Under the noses of the ruling elites, they fight the bosses, the game owners and the rich speculators, outsmarting them with their street-gaming skills. But soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving the young rebels fighting not just for their rights, but for their lives….

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Praise for For the Win

Praise for the YA novels of Cory Doctorow:
For The Win:
"Doctorow is indispensable. It's hard to imagine any other author taking on youth and technology with such passion, intelligence, and understanding."
Booklist, starred review

"For the Win is not a perfect book—merely a glorious one."
--The Seattle Times

"A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion—as necessary and dangerous as file sharing, free speech, and bottled water on a plane." 
—Scott Westerfeld, Author of Uglies, Pretties, and Specials

Little Brother:
"A terrific read... A cogently written, passionately felt argument."
The New York Times

“A believable and frightening tale of a near-future San Francisco. Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions…within a tautly crafted fictional framework.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“One of the year's most important books.”
Chicago Tribune

“A wonderful, important book…I’d recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I’ve read this year.”
—Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book


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About the Author

Cory Doctorow

CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web’s twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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For the Win
A Novel
Cory Doctorow

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
September 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765333841
ISBN10: 0765333848
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 496 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 7 to 13
$10.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
May 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765322166
ISBN10: 0765322161
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13 Information for Librarians

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AR Quiz Number: 137296
AR Book Level: 6.9
AR Points: 27

$17.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
May 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429989046
ISBN10: 1429989041
Young Adult Fiction480 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$7.84
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