Don’t Read the Comments

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Divya, the online streamer known as D1V, organized several gamers, many of them girls, to create her #AngstArmada. Aaron is the son of a doctor who expects him to follow in her footsteps, but he’d rather be writing script for games with his crew at ManaPunk. They meet playing the game Reclaim the Sun, and an unlikely friendship begins. During one of their planetary excursions, a group who call themselves the Vox Populi attack Divya’s armada and threaten her right to game. Later they attack her mom, but Divya won’t go down quietly. Aaron, meanwhile, is trying to show his parents the legitimacy of his chosen profession, but it’s difficult when Jason, the owner at ManaPunk, refuses to pay up. As attacks become more personal and Jason continues with excuses, Divya and Aaron must decide what’s important.

Told in alternating voices with online chats thrown in, this book is a fast read with an incredible message. Supporting women in gaming and bringing attention to sexual harassment both in person and online is handled expertly in this story. Some parts will make readers rage, others will make them laugh, but the whole thing will leave them feeling good. A favorite for 2020.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Inkyard Press
Publish Date 2020-01-28
ISBN 9781335016027 Buy this Book
Issue April 2020
Category Young Adult


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