LAUNCH EVENT for Girl Gone Viral by ARVIN AHMADI in conversation with CRISTINA ARREOLA
Books of Wonder is proud to present bestselling author, ARVIN AHMADI for Girl Gone Viral.
For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget.
Until now. Because WAVE, the world’s biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal’s dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him. What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers—or is it the attention—she’s wanted for years?
Find out what secrets and hacks Opal has as the author discusses his exciting work with senior editor, CRISTINA ARREOLA. Join us on May 20th at our 18th Street store as ARVIN AHMADI discusses his writing, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of his books. Ages 12 and up. Monday, May 20th, 6-8pm.