1) This fast paced, stream of consciousness first person story of a teenage genius and her posse of four friends explores the sinister dark web and its interface with the Live Action Role Play (LARP) and cosplay cultures. The plot moves quickly, especially in the second half, taking the reader on a runaway romp that at times strains credibility but is greatly entertaining.
2) This is the kind of gem you join the Rainbow Awards for. A fantastically well written young adult novel - although adults should absolutely read it too - with a stand out heroine. Sid is amazing, and now I want to read all of her exploits. An exceptional character in an engaging novel.
On a Larp Stefani Deoul
Lesbian - Young Adult
Series: A Sid Rubin Silicon Alley Adventure
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Bywater Books (April 11, 2017)
Amazon: On a Larp Stefani Deoul
Question: Do any of you know the truly scary part about being seventeen?
Answer: Your brain doesn't actually know, understand or care what it can't do; and, while this sounds great in theory, in my particular case, my under-developed brain apparently didn't know I couldn't fly.
So I jumped . . .
And I plummeted . . .
And I promise you, if I somehow manage to survive this act of immature-brain-encased-in-unbelievable-
stupidity, I will gladly tell you exactly how I got here.
Which, for the record, is chasing a dark-web killer through the middle of a live action role-playing game, better known as a LARP.
On a LARP introduces readers to teen coder, Sid Rubin, a smartass—and super-smart—high school kid with a strong conscience and a knack for solving problems. This high concept, frenetic ride dives into the fascinating world of interactive role-playing when Sid recognizes the photo of a murder victim during an AP field trip to a police station. What starts out as an Aha! moment soon finds Sid and her unlikely posse of friends chasing a dark web killer through the middle of a live action role playing game. Sid and the gang work to unravel a deeply encrypted mystery while simultaneously enduring pop quizzes, endless Ted Talks, teenage heartbreak, suspicious parents, cosplay, and the irresistible lure of the NYC Public Library.
Stefani Deoul is the author of the award-winning novel The Carousel. She has produced TV series such as The Dead Zone, Brave New Girl, and Haven, and was also the executive in charge of production for the series Dresden Files and Missing.