Posted by Merry Mao on 21st November 2007
Author: M.T. Anderson
Summary: Imagine having the Internet in your head. In Feed, a dystopian novel set in a not-too-distant future, Titus has grown up with the feed: a computer chip installed at birth that connects him, and everyone else, to the Feednet. Instant messaging, television, telephone, even shopping (complete with pop-up ads) all hard-wired to his brain. Life revolves around the feed until Titus meets Violet, a girl who prefers to think for herself. When Violet begins to question this new society and fight the feed – no matter what the cost, Titus must make a decision: Stand by Violet, or give in to the feed.
This book presents an America taken over by consumerism and technology about to implode on itself. That it is entirely plausible makes this novel even more timely and frightening. However, it retains a sense of humor, and like the best satire, will leave the reader thinking about the book long after the last page is turned.
Who will like this book: Sci-Fi fans, technophobes and IM-addicts
If you like this, try: Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini, Jennifer Government by Max Barry
Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian