Don't Read the Comments (Hardcover)
This is a story about friendships, online and in the real world, and how important friends are when you are also facing doxing, online harassment, and sexism all inside the game and outside in the real world.
Gaming is still very much an ‘old boys club’ group and Divia is trying to overcome these challenges with her friend Rebecca and her new online friend Arron.
Aaron faces his own challenges with the job he has writing for a gaming company and his family.
While it has some tough topics Eric Smith does a wonderful job of helping his characters with these personal hurdles.
This is so worth the read!!!!
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We all need a place to escape from the real world. For Divya and Aaron, it's the world of online gaming. While Divya trades her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay rent, Aaron plays as a way to fuel his own dreams of becoming a game developer - and as a way to disappear when his mom starts talking about medical school. After a chance online meeting, the pair decides to team up - but soon find themselves the targets of a group of internet trolls who begin launching a real-world doxxing campaign, threatening Aaron's dream and Divya's actual life. They think can drive her out of the game, but Divya's whole world is on the line... And she isn't going down without a fight. "Wonderfully geeky and deeply compassionate." --Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author.