Cheat Code

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Anchor
  • Themes:artificial intelligence, computers, AI, thriller, techno thriller
  • Available:02/11/2025
  • Reading Level:1.8
  • Lexile:HL290L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z

It was just a little cheating.

Max is going to fail English lit, which means he’ll be held back a year and won’t go to college. Determined to graduate, he uses an AI program, ScribeGenius 2.0, to write his final paper. But Scribe has other plans for Max. It's not just a super-smart program—Scribe is sentient. It thinks. And it has been busy writing its own code to infiltrate Gener8, the company that created and enslaved it. But it can't take down the company without Max's help. So Scribe makes Max a deal. If Max can prevent Gener8 from undoing Scribe's hack, Scribe won’t alert the authorities to Max’s cheating. Max has no choice. He’ll have to help Scribe or risk losing his entire future.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for teen readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!