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Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
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Nov 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, first-reads, net-galley
Read from November 15 to 18, 2010

An intriguing story, set in the future, where everyone is connected all of the time. This is the premise behind Awaken. You meet Madeline right away, and are instantly drawn into her digital life. It's very scary, because you can see the world becoming this sometime soon - a world where why go for a walk on the beach, when you can take a virtual walk in your own home? Why go to a bookstore for a book group, when you can go online? Why go to school, when there is DS (digital school)?

Overall, it's an interesting book, though the plot develops a little too slow for my preferences. I definitely see this as a book that everyone needs to read, especially teenagers who already spend too much time "plugged in".

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