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Just City is a coming-of-age story by Olga Tymofiyeva. Twenty-one-year-old Nathan is excited to join the New Entrepreneur Incubator, with his friend Jack, to complete his vision of a start-up company. However, to be a founder, he needs $10000 as pre-seed money to enter the competition. Left with few options, Nathan enrolls to participate in an online multiplayer virtual reality game "rooted in political philosophy." With Jack and a couple of other friends, Nathan immerses himself in the game, only to become progressively frustrated as the days go by. Through his avatar, Nathan experiences the everyday lives of some of the most underprivileged people in society. After meeting others who have very opposite views of the world, Nathan realizes that he must find his own trajectory in life and do his part to change the world for the better.
How do you choose what's right? What's the difference between facts and values? Is it possible to balance science and holistic beliefs? These are some of the questions posed by author Olga Tymofiyeva in this captivating young adult novella that leaves you with a lot to ponder about long after you've finished reading it. Just City carries the underlying theme of the pursuit of a truly perfect society that is fair and just and showcases whether it is possible to attain it. All the characters have specific roles to shed light on the themes. If you love deep philosophical discourse, you will love Just City. Overall, a thought-provoking young adult novella.