CTRL + ALT + DEL. Season 2 by Bertrand Puard, Casterman editions, to read from 13 years old (November 2020).
CTRL + ALT + DEL, it’s not up to them to reboot the system, it’s up to us
You know, these are the keys on the keyboard which, when pressed simultaneously, allow a restart of the computer, a reboot. And so it is also the title of this novel, in 2 seasons, which mixes action and computer science.
We are coming to the end of this adventure that began last year: it was a very original project that we had also relayed on franceinfo: the story of CTRL + ALT + DEL began on social networks in March 2019. To write the chapters of the first volume over the months, Bertrand Puard took the plot forward with the comments that readers left on an Instagram account. The paper version was finally published last June.
And here is now volume 2 which we can already find in bookstores in “click and collect”. Bertrand Puard this time, was therefore completely alone in command to write the rest of this story …
We find the three young heroes of season 1: Zéphir, this young teenager who loves action and who finds himself, at the death of his grandmother, heir to a leather goods company Arsène, cover of an organization of international breaks for just causes. There is Lisa, a young hacker, daughter of the Minister of Ecology. She witnessed her father’s murder live on television and is carrying out her investigation underground. And finally, there’s Selma, she’s 18, but she already runs a huge empire. A “gaffa”, a web empire worthy of Apple, Google and Face Book united!
For this second and final season, the trio is facing a major enemy, they will have to fight against an artificial intelligence that has become uncontrollable..
In VSTRL + ALT + DEL Bertrand Puard tackles very current themes with questions about the power of the net and fake news. The theme of politics also holds a great place in this volume 2: the intrigue takes place in an African country subjected to a dictatorship …
the count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
Bertrand puard is an essential author of children’s literature. He has published forty novels including several trilogies: The Erased (Hachette) – Cognac Prize 2012, Blue White Blood (Hachette), and The Archipelago (Casterman). Along with the last and second volume of Ctrl + Alt + Del, Bertrand Puard has just published by Seuil Jeunesse, the sequel toHippocampus (October 2020).
Series Hippocampus, volume 2 has just arrived!
And always 55 days, thriller written during the first confinement by Children of books, sponsored by Bertrand Puard and illustrated by Luc Desportes. This novel can be read in free access on the websites of franceinfo and of Casterman.
Note also that Bertrand Puard responded, with 200 authors, to participate in Book and Youth Press Fair in Seine-Saint-Denis, which will be held from December 2 to 6. A completely new 36th edition given the context of the pandemic: meeting “on TV, in class by videoconferencing and video, with dedications with messages and drawings addressed directly to children, in the exhibition “The Head in the Pictures” to discover in Montreuil and throughout France in partner libraries … “
Find plenty of other reading ideas in the selection of the week on the website of kibookin. For all ages and for all tastes, there are no more excuses for not finding your own nugget to read!
For inspiration, you can also see all the selection of Pépites 2020 of the Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse en Seine Saint Denis (from December 2 to 7) and to find your books, there is even a map of booksellers offering “click and collect”.