Wild Reading 06/07/20
Kiss Date Love Hate
Lex Murphy is a self-absorbed underperformer obsessed with her ex-boyfriend and generally dissatisfied with life.
When she and a friend discover that by manipulating the avatars in a relationship-based computer game they appear to be able to re-write the script for real life, she is tempted to use this to get what she wants. Interestingly, Lex finds this potential power over the actions of others not only raises issues of conscience she had not expected but also causes her to distrust her own aspirations and desires.
An easy, fun read which starts as a frothy, light-hearted look at the trials and tribulations of teenage relationships but develops into a revealing and poignant story about individuality, trust and friendship.