Don't Read the Comments

Don't Read the Comments

Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she’s playing Reclaim the Sun, the year’s hottest online game. Divya—better known as popular streaming gamer D1V—regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game’s vast and gorgeous virtual universe. But for Divya, this is more than just a game. Out in the real world, she’s trading her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay the rent.

Gaming is basically Aaron Jericho’s entire life. Much to his mother’s frustration, Aaron has zero interest in becoming a doctor like her, and spends his free time writing games for a local developer. At least he can escape into Reclaim the Sun—and with a trillion worlds to explore, disappearing should be easy. But to his surprise, he somehow ends up on the same remote planet as celebrity gamer D1V.

At home, Divya and Aaron grapple with their problems alone, but in the game, they have each other to face infinite new worlds…and the growing legion of trolls populating them. Soon the virtual harassment seeps into reality when a group called the Vox Populi begin launching real-world doxxing campaigns, threatening Aaron’s dreams and Divya’s actual life. The online trolls think they can drive her out of the game, but everything and everyone Divya cares about is on the line…

And she isn’t going down without a fight.

Title:Don't Read the Comments
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    Don't Read the Comments Reviews

  • jv poore

    It’s tough for me to write a review for a book I love more than mochas. But, I can’t not share my ardent admiration of Divya, the sensational Glitch streamer in the center of Eric Smith’s specta...

  • C.G. Drews

    This is such nerdy, internet focused goodness. I feel seen right now, so seen. It's full of gamers and nerd-culture references, pizza and arcades, really sweet and strong friendships with dorky jokes....

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    DNF @ 20% This definitely feels like one of those "it's me, not you" sort of things, because I have no doubt this book is going to make a lot of readers very happy! That said, this wasn't working for ...

  • Berit???

    This was a fun cute story, but I am definitely not the target demographic. Some young adult books will resonate with people of all ages. I think this book will appeal more to actual young adults. And ...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    This is a wonderfully geeky story that explores sexism, misogyny, racism, doxxing and toxicity online and specifically within the gaming industry with nuance and candour. With two strong and unique vo...

  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)

    GAHH I really enjoyed this! super cute with a badass female lead and a soft muffin of a male lead. loved seeing influencer culture represented but also the realities of troll culture and what women fa...

  • Kelly

    This is so nerdy and delightful. If you love gaming, stories where brown kids at the main characters, sweet romance, and a real exploration of the insidious nature of trolling, this is your perfect re...

  • chan ?

    don't love the audio and tbh don't think it's the story for me. love the concept but video games bore me to tears and i didn't realize that was the main focus of the story....

  • Vinny ?.:* Artsy Draft

    —.:* Quick recap! ☆ This book is about two teens whose obsessed with a VR gaming but the reality might be not as exciting as the online trolls started to attack them.☆ Read this book if you'r...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    A few pages into Don't Read the Comments, I'd knew I'd like it, but I didn't expect to *love* it? This was a fantastic and timely story, and such a pleasure to read!- Follows Divya, an Indian-American...