The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond

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Lexie Diamond loves her computer. She loves to surf the Web more than anything else—and to the exclusion of a social life. Beyond being just a computer geek, Lexie has developed a unique philosophy that the essential truth about life is found on the Internet, which she navigates with the expertise and finesse of a true believer.

Then a tragic accident rocks Lexie's cyber-driven world and forces her to navigate the real world after all. With the aid of an unexpected ally—her first actual friend—not only is Lexie drawn into a mystery surrounding the accident, but she discovers more magic in the Web than she ever dreamed possible.

Along the way Lexie's beliefs are challenged, her family is turned upside down, and her future is threatened. In this visionary tour de force by a promising new novelist, Lexie must decide what is real and what is virtual: Her life depends on it.

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Victoria Foyt is an accomplished screenwriter and actress. In collaboration with independent filmmaker Henry Jaglom, she has cowritten and starred in the critically acclaimed feature films Babyfever, Last Summer in the Hamptons, DÉjÀ Vu, and Going Shopping. She graduated from the University of Miami in her hometown of Coral Gables, Florida, and now lives in Santa Monica, California, with her two children and a golden Labrador puppy. This is her first book.

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Grade 7 Up–Tales of technology opening gateways to different realms of existence are nothing new, but Foyt's debut novel finds a distinct voice. For Lexie, the connections she makes online are more meaningful than anything in real life, which she refers to as The Bubble. The sudden death of her mother in a hit-and-run and her father's subsequent relationship with a mysterious woman cause the teen to retreat deeper into cyberspace, where she discovers what appears to be a bridge to the afterlife. She creates a Web page for her mother and struggles to maintain contact with her, and her mother convinces her that her death was not an accident. Lexie's internal dialogue and unique spiritual perspective make her a fascinating central character, but her habit of using computer metaphors to describe everything may turn off less techno-savvy readers, e.g., ...her father had already wiped her mother's icon off the Family Desktop and replaced it with Jane's.–Christi Voth, Parker Library, CO
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