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Lucy Crocker 2.0

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Caroline Preston takes a look at the trials and tribulations of a woman confronting hard-to-handle teenage kids and a wayward husband even as she rockets to stardom in the brave new world of cyberspace. Lucy Crocker 2.0 is the story of Lucy's determination to rescue herself and her family from virtual reality and replace it with something solid.
Paperback, 362 pages
Published May 8th 2001 by Scribner Book Company
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Jennifer
Dec 04, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: someone looking for a light read
Lucy Crocker's life is falling apart. She is having trouble designing a follow-up to her best-selling video game, Maiden Quest (a game she developed with her husband, Ed, that saved his software company). As if designer's block wasn't enough, she discovers that her husband is dallying with Crocker Software's PR director (a hot young thing named Ingrid) AND she catches her twin sons surfing porn sites on the Internet. This perfect storm of events causes Lucy to question the choices she made over ...more
Danielle
Feb 19, 2009 rated it liked it
I got this from the $1 bin at half priced books and wasn't expecting much when I started it. It was surprisingly good. It is about 2 people who get married and each end up as a person they don't like. They end up doing things without regard for others and little remorse. I expected it from the teenagers in the book but not the adults. In the end, life lessons are learned and they come full circle while having all grown in the process. The characters in this book made me think about how often all ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
3 STARS

"Nobody could have predicted that Lucy Crocker, former children's librarian and unabashed computer ignoramus, would be the one to save the family's software company. Nevertheless, that's exactly what happens when she unexpectedly brainstorms a fantasy computer game called Maiden's Quest. Suddenly, Lucy's a cyber-guru. But now trouble is brewing in the Crocker family. Lucy is having trouble producing the Maiden's Quest sequel. Then she discovers that her husband is receiving erotic message
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Mar 23, 2008 rated it liked it
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Mia
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the very few soft cover paperbacks that I shipped overseas when I moved to Germany. I have read it a bunch of times, and still enjoy reading it. Perhaps one of the reasons I really like it, is because I sort of identify with the heroine. She is artistic, loves computer games, dresses in flowy dresses and super casual clothes and is, well, a cool person.

The story is believable, and to me, it is a good mix of family dynamics and relationship drama. Well developed characters. H
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Jen • Just One More Page


Instead of this being about a female game designer, like I'd hoped, it ended up being about a woman who had no interest in game design at all, did it in the first place entirely by accident, spends all her time wallowing in nostalgia and avoiding her responsibilities in the manner of a 10-year-old, and wishing that her computer loving sons would go outside more and love computers less.

Yeah, no.
Maurean
May 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good. A new to me author with a tale that captivated me from the beginning. I was a little disheartened that both partners infidelities were dismissed so lightly, and that the moral seemed to be that two wrongs DO somehow make a right, but other than that, I was impressed with the realism of the tale. Great character development, and very ingaging in its telling. I will certainly look for more of Preston works in the future.
Deidre
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
I liked it well enough. Mostly I relate to the main character that my kids spend too much time online and I am weary of the computer obsession in my home. I wish I could banish them to camp and hide out in a lakeside cabin carrying on an illicit affair with my hot ex.
JoAnn/QuAppelle
Nov 19, 2010 rated it liked it
just okay, rather improbable, not particularly well written, but it passed the time.
Katherine
Jan 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Moral: The grass is not as green on the other-side as you think. Who/what you have may be best.
Wanda
Aug 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Cute. light read involving a woman game developer in business w/hubby and their nerdy 13yr old twin boys. Infidelity, canoing adventure, redemption for all!
Martha
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
loved it all the way through, great characters
Jerry
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
A fun read, will watch for her other books.
Cheryl
May 30, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a good book, but funny to read about the "advanced technology" back in 2000. Very dated. A quick read with quirky characters and a good plot.
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As a girl growing up in Lake Forest, Illinois, Caroline Preston used to pore through her grandmother’s and mother’s scrapbooks and started collecting antique scrapbooks when she was in high school. She attended Dartmouth College and received a master’s in American Civilization from Brown University. Inspired by her interest in manuscripts and ephemera, she worked as an archivist at the Peabody/Ess ...more
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