Saturday, September 27, 2014

Feed

Feed is by M.T. Anderson. This book is a classic and biting satire set in the world of the future. Wealthy people are wired directly to "the feed" which funnels information, music, television programs, and advertising directly into their brains. They are able to communicate with others through the feed as well. Titus and his teenage friends head to the moon for a vacation when a chance encounter with a hacker in a club causes their feeds to malfunction. There he gets to know Violet, a girl who has decided to fight the feed, and their relationship walks us through the shallowness and destructiveness of the world in which they live. A startling book that every teen should read. Reminds one of A Clockwork Orange in some respects.

Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).