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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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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...
It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it
4.5 Review: In Real Life
This is basically a story about behavioral economics. And I’m not just saying this to sound analytical- it pretty much says so in the introduction. Still with me? Good. OK, so yes, it is a story about behavioral economics, but it is also a story about finding your voice and using it to make positi...
Hello Book, So Long Sleep...
Hello Book, So Long Sleep... rated it
3.0 In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
Things I liked: The art. Anda That it's about online gaming. Talks about LARPing ,RPG and MMO "Farming" yes, I used to be a "gamer" GW (guild wars) was my game! I never played a male character. I think it's funny when I hear about woman that play male characters so they get picked for raiding and ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 In Real Life - Cory Doctorow,Jen Wang
In the US a middle-school girl finds fun and opportunity and camaraderie in a massively multiplayer online game. Gradually she becomes aware of the conditions under which others are also playing, as gold-miners in the same game. As in For the Win and Little Brother, Doctorow explores issues of act...
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