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.
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Despite what the cover looks like, Awaken is a great book about how humans are "plugged in" rather then being social, having friends, and going outside. This book has a very different view on technology and where it is in everyday life. I recommend this book to those who like dystopian novels and who wants to look at a different view of world were technology is controlling everything. This book is about people who like the "old way" of life. The life of today were we go and set outside, look at nature, socialize face-to-face, and not stuck in our houses. A fascinating novel. It was quite a gripping, enjoyable, brilliant, worthwhile, and ingenues book. It made see and think of technology in a new light.
Maddie is the daughter of the creator of the DS system. DS stands for Digital School, hence everyone being inside on computers. Everything for nature to sports are now on computers. The trees are fake, there is no paper, there are not many places to be social or hangout like a coffee shop. EVERYTHING is online. Maddie just wants to be free and Justin helps with that. Justin is someone who loves to socialize, go and hang out with friends, and helps Maddie break out of her way of not speaking her mind. To just be honest. Thisbook has a very different view on technology and where it is in everyday life. I recommend this book to those who like dystopian novels and who wants to look at a different view of world were technology is controlling everything.
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