If you like comics and MMO’s, you should read In Real Life. This beautiful graphic novel by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang explores issues of gold farming, labor, and teenage self esteem.
It’s a young adult book, and it didn’t get nearly into the meat of the story as I wanted it to, probably to keep it light for younger readers. But it’s good that something like this is marketed to teens, especially teen girls, who may be looking for a confidence booster as Anda seems to be.
The game world in the comic is beautiful. I want to play it.
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