- In Real Life - Online Gaming World - Flash Review -

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20575446Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role-playing game where she spends most of her free time. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer--a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake.

From acclaimed teen author (Little Brother, For the Win) and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow and Koko Be Good creator Jen Wang, In Real Life is a perceptive and high-stakes look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture clash.


In Real Life isn't just about a girl joining the online gaming world for the first time there is so much more to this story. I enjoyed the different culture that clashes in this book. For me, the characters were light with a strong plot. This is a fast read that has strong messages. I don't wanna give too much away but I enjoy this book.
This is an honest review - book gave to me by - NetGalley

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