Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi

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Maddy's life couldn't get much worse. Her parents split and now she's stuck in a small town and at a new school. Most of the time, she retreats into her manga art, but when she gets into the Fields of Fantasy online computer game, she knows she's found the one place she can be herself. In the game world, Maddy can be the beautiful and magical Allora and have a virtually perfect life. And she even finds a little romance. But can Maddy escape her real-life problems altogether, or will she have to find a way to make her real world just as amazing as her virtual one?

About Mari Mancusi

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Mari Mancusi ( lives in New York City.
Published June 24, 2010 by Speak. 256 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Gothy novice gamer and manga reader Maddy Starr has just moved from Boston to a small New Hampshire town following her parents’ divorce.

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In her new school she not only has no one, but, after an unfortunate incident on the first day of school, actually finds herself targeted by the angry but extremely popular Billy who calls Maddy "Freak Girl," and makes her life as the new kid five kinds of hell.

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Several times throughout the course of the novel Maddy refers to herself as a “true Gamer Girl,” but this is misleading, as Maddy isn’t quite a Gamer by pop culture’s definitions.

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In Fields of Fantasy, Maddy creates a beautiful elf magician named Allora and in this virtual world Maddy can be anyone she wants to be.

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