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Book - 2002
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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780763662622
9780763617264
9780763622596
0763622591
0763617261
Characteristics: 237 p. ;,24 cm.

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Lavair_TheFirst
Sep 24, 2017

This is probably one of my favorite books ever. The language used is incredibly unique. I was able to devour it in one day, then throw it at a wall because the ending made me sad.

It is my favorite book because reading about Titus and Viclet's relationship is interesting and it keeps you wanting to read more.

- Cindy, Teen Volunteer

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DragonRhapsody
Dec 18, 2016

We have yet another romance novel where the female serves to advance the male protag in his self-realising character arc. Yawn.

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lynngin
Jul 20, 2016

I was very underwhelmed by this book. It had a great premise, and could have been really interesting, but the writing style made it hard to finish/boring. The author needed to do more "show than tell", and almost everything was told to us by the narrator with not a lot of actual dialogue between characters. The "rebellion" described was small and almost petty...and so were the lives of the characters. Since wE didn't really get to know the characters, we didn't really start to care about what happened to them either. Disappointing...

Armi_123 Aug 16, 2015

I loved this book. Although I didn't find very good comments about it. The writing of this book is different and the plot is very unique. It went extremely slow in the beginning but then it got much better. This book is basically representing the way our teenagers act but in the future. It also mentions how there are some people who care and people who are different, just like our world. Except people don't realize the bad things about it. This book is kind of a warning, too. Because soon enough we might have feeds installed in our minds. You never know! Another good point about this book is the emotions in it. This book made me cry in the end , which in my opinion was very sad. I also loved the characters and fell in love with their personalities (just a few characters). This book was like a diary, but different. Because when you read you feel as if the main character is sitting down beside you and telling you his story. Which is why I loved it!! <3

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SoftFire
Mar 14, 2015

The idea was intriguing. That being said the book is a better paragraph summery than a story. The language is at times so unintelligible as to be unreadable. After a couple of chapters I skipped to the last chapter of part one and started reading again in the hopes to story would improve. It became marginally easier to read. The second part was by far the best part. The main character didn't seem to grow or change in any way. Just a run-of-the-mill teenage jerk.

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shuson
Jan 23, 2015

Stylized satire of consumerism, youth culture, technology. Tone is very conversational, invented slang and language. Characters are semi-literate and inarticulate. Transformation of Titus at end seems abrupt. Source of change or reason is unclear and rang sudden

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blue_alligator
Nov 04, 2014

In the not-so-distant future, the main character and his friends have technology in their brain that allows them to do everything- communicate, listen to music, and even shop. Fast-paced, fantastic read that makes you think about what we might be like in a hundred years.

KendraWilk Apr 23, 2014

The premise of this book is chilling and the delivery heartrending. I think the writing is very strong. It is written in the stumbling and hesitant tone of a kid thinking for himself for the first time in his life. The tongue-tied tone of the narrator is entirely on purpose, and though I am sorry it was off-putting for some, I think it is one of the novel's strengths.

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Jennmro
Apr 07, 2014

The premise of this book was great, but I struggled to get past repetitive phrases such as, "I was like", "We were like", and "They were like". This book is filled with these same phrases, over and over again, and for me, it detracted from the storyline.

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orange_chicken_252
Jul 21, 2016

orange_chicken_252 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Kaisalee
Jul 13, 2015

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Ms_Silva
Oct 23, 2012

Future infants have "The Feed" implanted in their brains. It pumps in every kind of media & commercial & acts like an Instant Messenger, internet researcher, and more. Opiate of the masses. But they can malfunction with deadly results.

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eahh2000
Jun 23, 2014

Coarse Language: some cursing through out and brief sexual references.

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jump4ever
Aug 18, 2013

"Who are we, if we don't have a past?"

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