Video Games, Comics and Batman? Oh my!
15/8/11 at 2:21am
Gamer Girl by: Mari Mancusi
"After her parents’ divorce, Maddy has to leave her ultra-hip Boston life for a New Hampshire suburb, where she, her mother, and her sister stay with Grandma. Not only does Maddy have to deal with missing her friends and father, but Grandma ruins her first day at school by insisting she wear a unicorn sweatshirt and then by embarrassing a popular boy with stories of his childhood bed-wetting. Bullied by the in-crowd (“the Haters”), crushing on the wrong guy, and stuck with the nickname Freak Girl, Maddy escapes into her drawing and the online game Fields of Fantasy, where she can vanquish enemies and make friends far easier than at school. After encouragement from a sympathetic teacher, Maddy makes friends by starting a manga club. But just when things are improving, the Haters strike again. Mancusi believably captures the hopes, disappointments, and awkwardness of high school life. While the trendy elements may eventually become dated, the story of a girl finding her inner strength will always resonate"
Most certainly not a guys book, but I actually really enjoyed the story itself.  It was written very well and for its age level (grade 6-10).  Despite its adolescence, I enjoyed the book because I personally have not found many books about gamers, especially one that I could relate to.  Seeing as how I was once a 13 year old girl playing World of Warcraft and getting swept up in the moment by my knight in shining armor, literally.
For those of you who enjoy a good quick read, I’d suggest checking this out, it was fun and witty. 
Honestly, I don’t recommend this for guys…  Unless you’re into reading books from a teenage girls perspective on RPG’s, high school, and popular boys.
Know of any good guy point of view books?  Tell me, I will get that shit, read it, and make a mother fuckin’ review!

Gamer Girl by: Mari Mancusi

"After her parents’ divorce, Maddy has to leave her ultra-hip Boston life for a New Hampshire suburb, where she, her mother, and her sister stay with Grandma. Not only does Maddy have to deal with missing her friends and father, but Grandma ruins her first day at school by insisting she wear a unicorn sweatshirt and then by embarrassing a popular boy with stories of his childhood bed-wetting. Bullied by the in-crowd (“the Haters”), crushing on the wrong guy, and stuck with the nickname Freak Girl, Maddy escapes into her drawing and the online game Fields of Fantasy, where she can vanquish enemies and make friends far easier than at school. After encouragement from a sympathetic teacher, Maddy makes friends by starting a manga club. But just when things are improving, the Haters strike again. Mancusi believably captures the hopes, disappointments, and awkwardness of high school life. While the trendy elements may eventually become dated, the story of a girl finding her inner strength will always resonate"


Most certainly not a guys book, but I actually really enjoyed the story itself.  It was written very well and for its age level (grade 6-10).  Despite its adolescence, I enjoyed the book because I personally have not found many books about gamers, especially one that I could relate to.  Seeing as how I was once a 13 year old girl playing World of Warcraft and getting swept up in the moment by my knight in shining armor, literally.

For those of you who enjoy a good quick read, I’d suggest checking this out, it was fun and witty. 

Honestly, I don’t recommend this for guys…  Unless you’re into reading books from a teenage girls perspective on RPG’s, high school, and popular boys.

Know of any good guy point of view books?  Tell me, I will get that shit, read it, and make a mother fuckin’ review!

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