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Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Work, school, even dating can be done from home, and people do not venture out. Maddie plays soccer, and likes the physicallity and comaraderie of team sports, but for the most part, she'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. And maybe it's his attentiveness, or the physical closeness of actually being with someone, or just that he's very good looking, but Madie is definitely drawn to Justin. Then Madie uncovers the truth. Justin belongs to a group that wants to change the world, starting with destroying Digital School. Madeline's father created DS, and they know she doesn't fully support her dad's work. Plus, she can hack into his computer. Madie feels used. Is Justin only with her because of who her father is? Or does he really have feelings for her as well?

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In the year 2060, everything is done online—including school—and Maddie's father is the orchestrator. When Maddie meets Justin, he shows her there's a better way to live—but is he just using her in order to destroy her father's creation?

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Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether its to go to school or on a date, people dont venture out of their home. Theres really no need. For the most part, Maddies 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 arent 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.

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Maddie lives in a world where everything is done online. She's okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Suddenly, she gets a feeling that maybe there is a better way to live, a way that is different from what her society and parents have told her. Now she must learn to stand up for herself, as she and Justin struggle to make their own space.

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Katie Kacvinsky worked in the entertainment industry and as a high school English teacher before deciding to write full time. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Carol Foisset, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Carol Foisset)
Imagine a world where people only communicate through technology and rarely meet face-to-face anymore. This is the dystopian environment that Maddie finds herself in, and her own father is a large part of it as he is the creator of the Digital School that isolates all students in their homes learning and communicating digitally. Then Maddie meets Justin who believes that face-to-face contact is a necessary and vital part of the human experience and she starts to question the life that her father has helped to create. This is a very timely and thought provoking book which should lead to some great discussions among teens.

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ISBN:
9780547721989
Author:
Kacvinsky, Katie
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120431
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , In the year 2060, everything is done online—including school—and Maddie's father is the orchestrator. When Maddie meets Justin, he shows her there's a better way to live—but is he just using her in order to destroy her father's creation?
"Synopsis" by ,
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether its to go to school or on a date, people dont venture out of their home. Theres really no need. For the most part, Maddies 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 arent 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done online. She's okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Suddenly, she gets a feeling that maybe there is a better way to live, a way that is different from what her society and parents have told her. Now she must learn to stand up for herself, as she and Justin struggle to make their own space.
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