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Fourteen-year-old Daria's addiction to technology creates serious problems in her life.
ebook, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Orca Book Publishers
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Ms. Bridget
What attracted me to this book?

The fact it was a short book!...It's only 124 pages.

I was at the library browsing around really quickly and just looking to see what would catch my eye and saw this one and noticed its short...so, I grabbed it...Didn't have time to read much of the summary because I was supposed to be in there for something else and had someone outside waiting for me...At first, going by the cover, I thought it was a Dystopian Novella....But I did a quick scan of the summary and sa...more
Veronica Steiger-Gaboury
Great young adult book about the perils of being too attached to technology and not paying enough attention to the people right in front of us. Middle school reading level appropriate, all levels relevant.
This entry in the Orca Currents series is aimed straight at today's youth who seem (to many adults) to be overwhelmingly dependent up their phones and computers. Daria is constantly checking her phone and social media accounts for news from her friends in Calgary. How else will she know what's going in on their lives now that she lives in Texas? When Cleo questions the amount of time she spends being connected to technology, Daria scoffs at her new friend. But she finds herself in a dangerous si...more
Jessica N.
This quickie read is a morality story preaching the vices of addiction - specifically technology addiction. It definitely made me rethink my dependence on the Internet and computers, although I am one of the very few left in the world who does not own a smart phone. We have a pay-as-you-go cell.
After reading this little story, I decided that my New Year's resolution is going to be to cut back on my Internet/Facebook usage.
I thought that book was amazing because it talks about true facts such as, teens and how there eyes are glued to the screen. Its like technology is preventing them from reaching their goals in life. It is still really interesting to read.This book also has some exciting chapters that engage the reader to read more! I would recommend this book to students who love their phones or their technology they own!
Nesma Bazali

This book is about a girl named Daria who moves to a new place an is addicted to her phone. She says her phone is the only way to stay connected to her two best friends, Josie and Selena. She realizes that she is a little to addicted to her phone when a child gets very hurt in her care. She meets a new girl Cleo and they research this addiction.
Kaylyn Kehoe
In disconnected a girl was babysitting and well she was doing her job. instead she was talking to her old friend from where she used to live. and well being connected cause danger on her job. One of her kid get injured.
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After writing for adults for more than 20 years, I turned to writing for younger readers in 2007. My first children's book, MEETING MISS 405 was published by Orca Book Publishers in Fall, 2008. It was recently awarded top place in the BC Choclate Lily Children's Choice Award.

My second Young Reader entitled THE BALLAD OF KNUCKLES McGRAW came out in April 2010 and was followed in October by SILVER R...more
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