Guy in Real LifeBook - 2014
Colliding on their bikes in the middle of the night, Lesh and Svetlana forge a bond despite their divergent interests while exploring the identities they assume in school, at home, and while participating in role-playing games.
From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two teens that National Book Award–finalist Sara Zarr has called "wholly original and instantly classic."
It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.
But they don't.
This is a story of the roles we all play—at school, at home, online, and with our friends—and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.
"The lives of two Minnesota teenagers are intertwined through the world of role-playing games"--
Colliding on their bikes in the middle of the night, Minnesota teens Lesh and Svetlana forge a bond despite their widely divergent interests while exploring the identities they assume in school, in their families and while participating in role-playing games. Simultaneous eBook. 30,000 first printing.
From Library Staff
Nothing like bonding over a little MMORPG, right?
Two contrasting teens literally run into each other and discover that they have a lot in common.