Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father. When he brings home the family’s first computer, she escapes into a thrilling new world where she meetings Samir, a like-minded new online friend who has just agreed to run away from home with her.
After moving to a new town and leaving all of his friends behind, Richard receives a mysterious note in his locker with instructions on how to connect to “Evol BBS,” a dial-in bulletin board system, and meets a fierce punk named Tina who comes into his life and shakes his entire worldview loose.
Unlikely alliances, first love, and minor crime sprees abound in this teen graphic novel debut about making connections while your world is falling apart.
From: Harper Collins
Notes on This Title
This title features depictions of bullying, as well as abuse of a child by a parent.
Samir, one of the focal characters, is of Black and Iranian descent.
“Heartfelt computer nerd drama.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)
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