My Friend from the Future

Adventures in a Video Game

Two years ago, Bentley Carmone’s dad invented a deadly video game. Now, Bentley must team up with the hero of that game to fend off a new threat.  

This is the first book in the Adventures in a Video Game series, a new series by bestselling author, Dustin Brady, where each book contains its own adventure in a different type of thrilling video game. ​

Bentley Carmone’s twelfth birthday party has been—without question—his worst. For one thing, no one wanted to come. That wouldn’t be so bad if those that did come had a good time, but everyone seems to be bored stiff. Finally, (and arguably most importantly), the entire party has just been captured by video game aliens.  Now, Bentley must team up with Polly, a gas station girl mascot turned video game hero, to hunt down the aliens. Armed with a blaster and laser sword, Polly would be the perfect partner for this job if she could ever stop invading mini-golf courses and blowing up semi-trucks. Over time, Bentley learns that Polly may not only hold the key to saving his friends, but also solving a mystery that has haunted the Carmone family for years. Can Bentley get through to her before it’s too late?

About the Author

Dustin Brady writes books for kids who think they hate reading. His Trapped in a Video Game and Escape from a Video Game series have sold over two million copies because—as it turns out—there are a lot of kids who think they hate reading. Dustin loves Tetris, pinball, trick shot videos, and many other silly pastimes that he calls “book research” even though they very much don’t seem like book research. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, three kids, and a small dog named Nugget. Dustin honestly can’t believe he gets to do this for a living.

Jesse Brady is a professional illustrator and animator who lives in Pensacola, Florida. His wife, April, is an awesome illustrator too! When he was a kid, Jesse loved drawing pictures of his favorite video games, and he spent lots of time crushing his brother Dustin in Super Smash Bros. over and over again. 

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