Review: Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

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.

 

I LOVE this book. The friends she made in the “real-world” were amazing. I found myself wishing I could know them.  Especially Justin.  I felt cheated at the end, I wanted to read more.  I pray there is a sequel so I can at least know more at some point in time.  That being said, the ending was wrapped up nicely.  I just loved the characters so much, I wanted to have a peek into their future.  This book is due out in May 2011, so you have a bit of a wait, but if you are like me you have a big long list of books and their release dates already that you can’t wait for, so adding one more won’t hurt anything.

I received Awaken in exchange for my honest opinion from the publisher.

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