It's All Fun and Games by Dave Barrett

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"What would I do if my favorite fantasy world came to life? It’s a question every nerd has asked him or herself, and Dave Barrett answers it in a tremendously fun, well-written story of swords, sorcery, and survival." ― Dan Casey, Senior Editor of Nerdist

When Allison’s best friend, TJ, convinces her to come along for an epic game of LARP (live-action roleplaying), she reluctantly agrees despite her reservations about the geeky pastime. TJ’s weekends are filled with powerful wizardry, mystical creatures, and intense battles with his LARP group. Each adventure is full of surprises, but the goal is always the same―to defeat the monsters and find the treasure.

Not long after their quest begins, the friends discover that something has gone wrong. The fantasy world they’ve built has transformed, and the battle they’re in the midst of is no longer make-believe.

Now they must fight for survival against brigands, kobolds, and other deadly mythical creatures that come to life. Fortunately, the group’s once-fictional magical powers have also become real―including Allison’s newly acquired gifts as a healer. They’ll need everything in their arsenal if they hope to make it home alive.

About Dave Barrett

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Dave Barrett lives with his wife, three children, and an active imagination in Hampden, Maine, where he teaches financial accounting at the University of Maine. It's All Fun and Games is the first in his series of Young Adult novels and was selected as a winner of the inaugural Nerdist Collection Contest.
Published August 2, 2016 by Nerdist. 220 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 8 Up—When Alison's best friend T.J. mentions that Simon, her jock crush, will be participating in a local Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) game, Alison grudgingly dons borrowed armor and a Viking helmet and heads into the woods. T.J. and his group of adventurers explain the rules of LARPing and...

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