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Username: Evie (Username #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  5,566 Ratings  ·  587 Reviews
Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself.

Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it's finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transpor
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Paperback, 182 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Running Press Adult (first published September 1st 2015)
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Rawan (Rawan, Myself, and I) I didn't particularly like it because I felt as if it was meant for 7-10-year-olds. The character and world building wasn't good, and the writing…moreI didn't particularly like it because I felt as if it was meant for 7-10-year-olds. The character and world building wasn't good, and the writing wasn't amazing. (less)
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Lola
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

This is not Joe Sugg’s book. (Will get back to that later.)

I liked this a lot. It moves really fast, it’s action-packed, and although the storyline does not make sense in the real world, in a world where crazy unexplained things happen, it sort of does.

What I mean is that there is absolutely no explanation provided for how Evie is able to enter another dimension entirely, except for the fact that her father is a hacker, but that is like saying I can do real magic because my father is
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Jack moore
Sep 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
I usually don't do this. usually I just use this site as a personal blog for the books I read and want to read. I log a review simply to have it marked for the yearly reading challenge. But this is a special case. I picked up the book in my local bookstore, not knowing who the author was. I just decided I liked the look of it and it's rare that a graphic novel has a female lead (with few notable exceptions). A few pages in and I got worried, the art was flat. Each character seemed wooden and unr ...more
Sam Quixote
Oct 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
Joe Sugg is a YouTuber whose videos I never saw until after reading his utterly craptastic comic, Username: Evie, but it turns out that he makes unwatchable videos as well as unreadable books!

Well, let’s amend that: he came up with the story but other people actually made this. I’ll credit them here because their names aren’t on the cover of the book they created: Artist: Amrit Birdi, Writer: Matt Whyman, Colourist: Joaquin Pereyra, Letterer: Mindy Lopkin. Joe Sugg just watched The Matrix, thou
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Erykah
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
I wasn't expecting this graphic novel to be amazing, but I certainly wasn't expecting it to be this bad. It was way too fast paced so there wasn't much time to grow attached to the characters, which were all very bland and one-sided. Everything was confusing. I didn't understand the whole fridge thing and Unity was just really weird. It was never explained why Mallory hated Evie so much. I don't read that many graphic novels so I can't really talk but while the art definitely wasn't bad, it didn ...more
Sarah Ryland
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was incredible. The artwork was absolutely stunning and the story was so good. I loved the characters! Especially Evie! She is such a strong and inspirational girl. I am incredibly proud of you Joe and everything you have achieved xxx
Reem Alkhalaf
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Nice Story, but I hated that Everything was happening so fast.
Alice
Sep 13, 2015 rated it liked it
It was alright.

I felt like the story was poorly developed and wasn't very well planned out, compared with other graphic novels i've read this books didn't really have a chance!
i didn't attach to the characters at all. And i felt that inspirational stuff i.e. be yourself yada yada was just thrown in there to make the book seem more emotional.

This book has only gotten three stars because the artwork was pretty cool and one or two lines did make me chuckle (only a smidge)

Carleigh
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cover-love, read-2015
Joe Sugg's debut into the graphic novel world has arrived... And it is, by all means, spectacular! The art was absolutely captivating, the story well-executed. Watching Evie develop into a better character was so enjoyable as was the cute little romance going on.;) This novel was so creative and modern, with a huge technological twist making this book super unique. I can't wait until Joe Sugg's next book!
Joanna (joreadsalot)
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
No this graphic novel was beautiful. Not only was the story emotionally gripping but the graphics were beautiful. Just stunning. I can't remember how this graphic novel was brought to my attention and I had no idea what it was about but I was willing to give it a try and I'm so glad I did.

This book had a great message about learning to be OK with yourself and understanding what your influence does to those around you whether it be positive or negative. It talked about loving yourself and becomi
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Ahmad
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow this book was mind blowing!!!
I really loved it!
I never thought in a million years a YouTuber would make a comic but that's so unique because these days YouTubers write books but not comics!
I thought Joe Sugg made an amazing work and you can see when you read the comic he put a lot of effort and hard work on it.
The illustrations and the colors of the book were tremendous because they truly go with the story. About the story it was really interesting and engaging but I thought the story develo
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Mehsi
Wow, this was just terrible...

I was really looking forward to this one, when I spotted it in my library I just knew I had to get this one. Then I started reading, and in the beginning it was pretty decent, but it quickly fell apart. Really quickly even.

Evie was just highly unlikeable, and I found her behaviour weird and awkward. I mean really? Hiding yourself in the freezer/refrigerator because your life is so bad? Yes, that is really healthy right there. I can imagine crawling in bed, or hidin
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bran (brandonthebookaddict)
ACTUAL RATING: 2.5 STARS.

OK.

< Username > : Brandon

log time: 1101 pac time





< hit enter >

< look into webcam to activate virtual world >

.....rebooting sequence 3...2...1....



and now that didn't do shit but it was worth a try. That was what the main character Evie had to do in order to escape into a virtual world cerated by her father. Now let's go to the beginning......

this graphic novel was created by Joe Sugg. (hella famous youtuber from the UK).
so one day, he announces his new
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Grace
Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(RATING UPDATED 17/12/16)
Actual rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Now, I'm not the type for "Youtuber books" at all, but I find that if they are written in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, then there would be a chance I'd pick it up. That was my case for Username: Evie.

I quite enjoyed this. There were elements that could have been improved in terms of plot and world building, but when it came to characters there was a good emotional depth there compared to our graphic novels I've read in the past.

PROs:
- I love
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Stefani Sloma
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Nonononono. That was just not good. Will possibly write a full review soon.
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
It's the story of a girl that doesn't fit in, that finds her escape in the online world, along with the vibrant illustrations that reeled me into this book. However, with stereotypical characters, a predictable plot and an easy resolution, I found myself disappointed with Username: Evie.

If you weren't exactly popular at school, you'd easily relate with Evie wanting to wish her life was different. While I didn't really connect with her character, I found her evil, popular cousin Mallory to be a c
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Soulvei
Jan 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Evie is an outcast. Her only friend is a nerdy guy with acne and they aren't close. Evie's father is dying from something; probably boredom. Her cousin is an entitled bratty popular girl stereotype. Evie's dad was a programmer and, in order to keep his daughter from spoiling the eggs every day (because she hides in the fridge with her first world problems), he builds The Matrix. When he dies he gives Evie his masterpiece and she goes inside, finally accepted by the seemingly millions of inhabita ...more
Wybredna
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Username: Evie




Kiedy Twoje życie nie jest idealne pomyśl, że gdzieś indziej możesz być szczęśliwy.

Kiedyś recenzowałam dla Was Girl Online autorstwa Zoelli, czyli jednej z najbardziej znanych vlogerek brytyjskich. I o ile za jej osobą nie przepadam, uwielbiam oglądać jej brata, Joego. Kocham jego poczucie humoru i wszystkie filmy, które tworzy potrafią mnie niezwykle rozśmieszyć i odstresować. Ucieszyłam się więc, gdy usłyszałam, że Joe Sugg wydaje swoją w
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Akahayla
I've not read a graphic novel that was THIS BAD!! It's not just the awful story and dead af characters, it's also the terrible flow of artwork in each panel and just WOW!

My eyes were bleeding the whole 30 minutes that it took me to finish this. So glad I borrowed it instead of making the mistake of buying it.
Bridget
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
A very accessible graphic novel for teenagers, while I'm clearly not the target audience I thought it was pretty good. There are a couple of plot holes in a story with a great concept but if you embrace the teen feel you can forgive that. The production is really slick, the pages feel lovely and the art is great. I liked reading about the team who made the book and feel like I really should sort my lack of knowledge of the phenomenon that is Joe Sugg and go check out his YouTube channel.
Destiny | myhoneyreads
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4/5

Synopsis: Evie has always been an outcast. After a sudden death leaves her orphaned and living with extended family (and a bully of a cousin), she’s more alone than ever. One day Evie finds one of her father’s files on her computer and discovers E.scape, a software designed specifically for Evie to have a place of her own. But when her cousin comes corrupting the software, Evie is forced to singlehandedly save her father’s invention.

I really liked the plot of this novel and the different mes
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I'mogén
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I give this a 2.5 stars.

I really liked the general idea of this story, but I'm not sure it was done as well as it could have been done. I'm not saying it's dreadful, it's just not wonderful.
I only started to get into the story after the virtual world was introduced, but that didn't last long~ Only for fleeting moments, when interactions between some characters got me emotional and whenever I took a moment to appreciate some of the stunning scenery the artist provided.

I didn't give this any high
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Luna
Most of my graphic novel knowledge is Manga based so prior to reading this I gave myself a bit of a crash-course; El Deafo by Cece Bell, The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman, Wytches by Scott Snyder and The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. It’s not complete by any means but what reading all the other graphic novels gave me is how varied this storytelling art form this, how amazing each story can be.

So what of Username Evie?

There are some really amazing panel and full page pictures. Sometimes the artwork
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Spunkeydoodle
Dec 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Ohhhhh this was painful. The only possible reason for such a high rating on this graphic novel is that these people watch the youtuber who created it and are trying to support him. I also found many reviews stating this was the first graphic novel many had read. Let me tell ya folks, it can only get BETTER from here.

I went into this with no knowledge of the author or this comic. First of all, the main characters in this are female, but clearly written from a male perspective. The author shows a
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Tifany
I was so excited about this book because Joe Sugg was one of my all time favorite Youtuber, and I got it as a birthday present from my cousin! How cool is that? :D but then after I read it, I didn’t like it that much.

I loved the story idea so much and actually, I feel connected with Evie because her case was just like mine. I’ve been struggling with this school life thingy in these past 2 years now. I just feel like everyone don’t want to accept me for who I really am, like Evie. So I’m just try
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Maggie Gordon
Apr 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Oyyy... I just recently found out about Youtube authors, and did not realise that this book was one of them. I saw Username: Evie get promoted at Chapters, so I borrowed it from the library to see if it would be a good one to put on my list of books featuring female protagonists. Unfortunately, it most definitely is not. Evie is a young teen girl who lives with her dying father. She gets bullied a lot and hides in the fridge. Her father ends up programming her a digital world that she can enter ...more
Harker
Sep 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'll do a proper review of this for my blog, but for now:

The art didn't really connect to the story. It didn't flow together. There were some panels where the characters looked completely wrong compared to how they'd be drawn earlier, or how they were being portrayed through the narrative.

The writing was flat and didn't really allow the reader to get to know the characters.

It was too short. This is a standalone and I think that was a mistake as they tried to cram too much into such a short work.
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Emilia
I am really excited to read this graphic novel by one of my favorite youtubers, and I don't mind the idea of them writing books(which lately has gone crazy) but I'd be nicer to give credits to the other author,who has helped a lot with the work.I am not judging anyone here because I know they put time and effort into their books but for example I honestly can not comprehend the idea of the Jenner Sisters writing a book...that is ridiculous:))))) But anyways,I am going to order that book because ...more
Alex Swift
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
aww, this was so good and even cute! cant wait for Username: Regenerated! ♥
Nur Raihan
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
3.5 stars
Olivia
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review to come soon
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Joseph Graham "Joe" Sugg, known by his YouTube stage name as ThatcherJoe, is a British YouTube Celebrity, blogger, comedian & internet personality with over three million subscribers. His second channel is called ThatcherJoeVlogs, and also has a gaming channel called ThatcherJoeGames. He is well known for being crazy and eccentric; he is also very good at impressions. He refers to his subscrib ...more
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