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In Real Life - Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang
In Real Life
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Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. 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. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good... show more
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. 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. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.

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 Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781596436589 (1596436581)
ASIN: 1596436581
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
3.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI absolutely love Jen Wang's artwork. That was my main reason for picking this book up. I recently read The Prince and the Dressmaker and adored it. So I was excited to read this book.This one started off well enough. I liked how it called out some of ...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
4.0 In Real Life
I admire that Doctorow can fit this big picture narrative into such a short book, but Jen Wang does a lot of the worldbuilding and heavy lifting, and the colorist (was it Wang? I don't know) did a really really amazing job bringing Anda's worlds to life.
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
4.0 In Real Life
I admire that Doctorow can fit this big picture narrative into such a short book, but Jen Wang does a lot of the worldbuilding and heavy lifting, and the colorist (was it Wang? I don't know) did a really really amazing job bringing Anda's worlds to life.
Il Mondo di Lexy
Il Mondo di Lexy rated it
4.0 Recensione - In Real Life di Cory Doctorow e Jen Wang
Anda è una ragazzina come tante, con qualche chilo in più, genitori amorevoli e compagni di classe simpatici. Un giorno nella sua scuola si presenta una ragazza gamer venuta a presentare un gioco online "Coarsegold " e a reclutare ragazze per il suo team femminile. Anda rimane colpita dalla presenta...
Il Blog di Dany
Il Blog di Dany rated it
4.0
Inizio: 25 luglioFinito: 25 luglio Voto: 4 stelline Consigliato: Si <3 Grapich Novel molto bella, disegnata benissimo e con una storia emozionante. La novel affronta con umanità il mondo dietro al gold farming negli MMO, è un'occasione per presentarci un mondo poco conosciuto in Italia, una buon...
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