By Katie Kacvinsky
5 out of 5 stars
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 23rd 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Synopsis from Goodreads: "Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.
Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space."
A special thanks to NetGalley.com and Houghton Mifflin, for giving me this ARC!
I give AWAKEN 5 stars!!
AWAKEN is written in first person, which (yet again) I felt it helped the story, because Maddie's thoughts are a must know.
Maddie jumped off of the page at me, long flowing hair and all. The world was logical, and I can actually see being 70 and everything being just like Katie painted it to be. The beginning is slow, but as you begin to learn about Maddie, you don't want to stop. I got so in to this book that I had to remind myself not to hold my nook so close, like it was going to help submerse me more into their world or something. There are scenes that sizzle, and I could feel the heat coming off of the page. (But don't worry, it stays "PG") There are a few contradictions in the book, but nothing that would bother most people, I am just one of those weird people that make mental notes of it...But this is a MUST read.
I really hope this is a long series, otherwise I will be sad. Sign me up for the box set, Katie!!
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