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Girl Gone Viral

Girl Gone Viral (Hardback)

By Ahmadi, Arvin

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The author of Down and Across pens an inventive and hauntingly timely story of a 17-year-old coder's catapult to stardom, reminiscent of The Social Network with a Ready Player One twist. The perfect thriller for the virtual reality era. --Brendan Reichs, New York Times bestsellin... read full description below.

ISBN 9780425289907
Barcode 9780425289907
Published 21 May 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780425289907
ISBN-10 0425289907
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Publication Date 21 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ahmadi, Arvin
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 524g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Science fiction, Teenage girls, Fathers and daughters, Virtual reality, Women computer programmers
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 974236

Description of this Book

The inventive and hauntingly timely story of a seventeen-year-old coder's catapult to stardom, reminiscent of The Social Network with a Ready Player One twist. For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She can build entire worlds from scratch--shimmering lakes, Mars craters, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget. Until now. Because WAVE, the world's biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal's dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him. What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers--or is it the attention--she's wanted for years?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A fast-paced Black Mirror episode with an endearing teenage protagonist. --Marie Claire Magazine

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Author's Bio

Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. Down and Across is his first novel.

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