Review of Girl Gone Viral audiobook

Girl Gone Viral
by Arvin Ahmadi; read by Jorjeana Marie
High School    Listening Library    Rev. 9/19
9 CDs    10.4 hrs.    978-1-9848-8588-3    $65.00

High school coding genius Opal Hopper is looking to promote the hottest social media star in virtual reality in order to win a contest that will allow her to meet the last man to see her father alive. Thrust into the spotlight after a computer hack gives her access into the minds of the virtual reality platform’s users, Opal must stretch the truth to get what she wants, even as more lies are exposed. Artfully portraying the tension that results from Opal’s difficulties in drawing a line between virtual reality and the physical world, Marie easily transitions between voices both human and AI.

From the November/December 2019 Horn Book Magazine.

Eboni Njoku
Eboni Njoku is a children’s librarian at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library Branch of the DC Public Library.

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