Girl Gone Viral
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 boardin ...more
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I would have given this a full five star rating if the ending wasn't so rushed. The rest of the book was paced very well, was highly entertaining, and easy to read. The characters were so fun to get to know! Each character was so interesting and very unique. Also, this book dealt with mental health which I was not expecting! I felt that this story had very accurate representation of mental illness. I would highly recommend this book to everyone! It comes out in May so be sure to get y ...more
"Humans are experts in sharing. It started with cave paintings and evolved into books, tweets, virtual reality -- who knows what’s next. But the pieces of ourselves that we share are just that. Pieces."
This book takes place in the far future where even iPhones are a joke of the past ...more
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Thank you to Penguin Random House International and Bookworms Unite PH for sending me the e-ARC of this book and allowing me to take part in the INTL blog tour for this book. This di ...more
That being said, I was in the middle of a ridiculous!! slump when I started reading this book, but it was the cure to my sanity. I love stories that deal with virtual reality, much so if it involves technology and discussions. There's all this talk about augmented reality, people against technology, and virtual talk show ...more
Opal was a great character, I found it fascinating to watch her change throughout the novel. The romance could have been developed more though, it would kind of disappear sometimes only to reappear out of t ...more
TWs: cyber-bullying, discussions of suicide, on-page death, depression, alcoholism, insomnia.
At its heart, this book is about friendship, technology, and empathy. It's about community, finding the truth and looking to the future. I loved the characters, dialogue and the futuristic tech, as well as the representation of what it's like to be a teenager trying to get into university. The author stri ...more
Opal grew up in a world where all these were the norm, and where artificial intelligence was, at least in her circle, desirable, the logical next development that would make the world a better, safer, h ...more
Girl Gone Viral is one of those books that I just couldn't put down. After I finished it, questions about the future of technology, how far we are willing to sacrifice our data for personalized, tailored content, and what it means to be 'connected' kept popping into my head.
I think we all can connect with 17-year-old Opal Hopper on a fundamental level. At a crossroads of finishing high school, applying to colleges, and navigating her newfound fame, Opal is a girl who just wants to do the right ...more
"rise to fame" with its main character who, as the title suggests, goes viral.
For the story it is trying to tell, it is good. There were some things that could have been better. The characters weren't as develo ...more
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