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The Reality Bug (Pendragon #4)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  20,086 Ratings  ·  435 Reviews
The territory of Veelox has achieved perfect harmony. Fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon arrives on this territory in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, but all is peaceful on Veelox — because it’s deserted. The inhabitants have discovered a way to enter their own personal dream worlds, where they can be whoever they want, wherever they want. Their bodies lie in stasis while th ...more
Published by Aladdin (first published September 1st 2003)
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Halley Hopson
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-rereads
-- Reread 2016 --

This has always been up there in my favorites from the series simply because it has one of my book buzz words: virtual reality. It's something find incredibly interesting and am always eager to explore in stories.

This book in particular is sort of a turning point for the series because of the turn of events on Veelox, which I won't spoil for you here; you'll have to read it to find out!

As a side note as I stated in one of my updates; I did not remember shipping a particular coup
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously... this one was so freaking good. I can't even begin to properly form my thoughts on this book, it was absolutely amazing.

I've always been a sucker for Virtual Reality stuff- the first season of Sword Art Online remains a favorite anime of mine- and this definitely didn't disappoint in that regards at all. I absolutely loved the premise of this, both good and bad.

Goodness though, the bad stuff in this one was very VERY bad and I'm still a little in shock. And now I need to get my hand
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Reality Bug (Pendragon, #4), D.J. MacHale
عنوان: پندراگن: کتاب چهارم: ویروس واقعیت ؛ نویسنده: دی.جی. مک هیل؛ مترجم: ویدا اسلامه؛
تصویری کودکانه از سرزمین آرزوهاست، واقعیت مجازی
Kylie Behnke
[3.5 stars]
Jan 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series because the bad guy is one we can associate with because he reminds me of satan and if you haven't read all of them stop right here!!!! I am serious!!!! This is a real spoiler alert!!!! Well, I warned you!!!! Scroll downn.

It is an actual series in which the bad guy sometimes wins and this book is that start that. The good guy doesn't always win and I admire MacHale so much for having the courage to allow his characters to sometimes fail.
This book was amazing. I’m not saying it’s all pretty and sparkly or anything. It’s nothing like that. “The Reality Bug” by D. J. MacHale is by no means a little picture book for five-year-olds with unicorns and fairies and all that mushy stuff. It is, instead, a true masterpiece describing an entirely captivating, totally awesome, off-the-charts suspenseful and dramatic adventure. It is a mature book, though, so please don’t use it as a read-aloud to share with your preschooler sibling over win ...more
Jacob Cook
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing with this YA series, I read the 4th installment in the series this week. Wildly imaginative, the fourth book in the Pendragon series provides further background on Bobby Pendragon's universe (which, of course, is our universe, only expanded). I find the series as a whole to be one of the most creative and imaginative I have ever read, written in a manner that can captivate both children and adults. The language is just complex enough without becoming pedantic, and the themes continue ...more
Sharon Ryan
A bit of an Inception flair to this one. Up until now the last "chapter" of one book was the first chapter of the next book. I have 1~5 and have been checking each time I finish a book that the last chapter is indeed the next first chapter and have not bothered to read it as the last chapter since I was planning on immediately reading the next book. However, I don't know if it's because of a different edition or a sudden decision to change the format, but the last chapter of this book is not the ...more
Brista Drake
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The Reality Bug of the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale was one of my favorites when I was a little girl. I'd say I read it in 8th or 9th grade, so it's been a while. This is my second read through and I'm much older now. I still remembered all the twists, so unfortunately it wasn't as shocking this time as the first, but it was still so nostalgic!
So I'm going to try to mix my feelings about this book, from my childhood and adulthood, for this review.
I'd say this entire book is fast-paced, per u
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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N
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“Aja gave Loor an up and down once-over. She then said, "Is Loor a man's name or a woman's name?"
Loor answered, "It is the name of a legendary hero on Zadaa. A woman."
Really?" Aja said. "What did she do that was so heroic?"
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“Looks like it's time to liven up this dead little town!" - Saint Dane (The Reality Bug)” 21 likes
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