Friendship: Real or Virtual?
Danny Lazio gets bullied by other kids at school and takes refuge in an online game called Land X. But when a new guy, Eric joins his class, Danny thinks he might have made a friend. Especially as Eric likes Land X as well. But Eric comes in with new things every day, new clothes and Slick trainers sent by his Uncle Martin and he gains a nickname; Slick.
But gradually as their friendship grows and another boy, Ethan, joins them, things start to get seriously weird. Slick has weekly dentist appointments. What? Who has weekly appointments to see someone we’d rather only see every 6 months? Slick has an accident and is taken to hospital but his parents seem to know before Danny has a chance to tell them and then don’t seem very worried about their son.
Danny, his older cousin Vito, Ethan, and Ethan’s sister Hope are determined to find out what is going on. But discovering the truth and coping with its consequences is not easy.
A wonderful story about friendship, real and virtual, and loss by M. M. Vaughan
Please note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.