Together We Make Teal by Justin Ho
I can't trust anyone. Not the four people I've looked up to my whole life, not myself or my parents. Not the fantasy girl who speaks in blossoms….
A personal message from the author:
As an #ownvoices title, I wanted to combine my experience with schizoaffective disorder with my love for fantasy tournaments and battles.
— Justin Ho
After graduating high school, Luka joins Hawaii’s top gaming guild, Daylark, with four teenagers famous in the esports world. He couldn't possibly be more excited to design an original character—a Combatant—with his teammates. In the Fraye, a nationwide competition, Combatants fight to the death in virtual reality battlefields. And this year, Daylark is aiming for first place.
But Luka has a big secret—he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder a year ago. But he's fine. He's normal now. He's over the delusions, and a holographic trophy is within reach.