In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

I have been waiting to read In Real Life for months and months, but the comic book store I visited never had it in stock and I didn't go out of my way to order it online. Until recently. Anda discovers online gaming and delves into a world that she never knew existed, one which allowed her to make real money, be part of a team and do some good within the online community. But in her quest to do good things, she realises what she thought was good may actually affect people in their real life, in a negative way. 

In Real Life takes a look at the difference in cultures, under the cover of a gaming graphic novel with a female lead. Whilst the apparent message is a good one, I didn't feel as though it was executed as well as it possibly could have been. There wasn't much character development for a stand-alone graphic novel and beyond the very basic storyline, there wasn't much to it. I would have liked to see a little bit more about Anda's life to make this book a bit more worthwhile for me. 

The artwork was interesting and I definitely had fun reading this graphic novel, however I'd say it's more for younger readers looking to get into graphic novels.

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