Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6) Awaken

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine.

My Future Fix Pick!

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Pages: 320
Publication Date: May 23, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 

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.
(From Amazon)
What was the first thing about this book that said "Ah! Read me!"? Honestly, the cover. I would have bought this book based on its cover alone. After I read the description, I wanted it even more.
I am excited to meet these characters, if you know what I mean! A world where technology takes over, but love is still possible. Hmmm... Well, I can't wait!
 And this cover! I have to say more!
After I looked at it closer, I noticed the edges are blurred and the jar is clear. I wonder if this is what it is like for Maddie. She is emerging from a blurred world. Love is her cure to seeing straight.
What is your Future Fix Pick?? 
 

3 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Awesome cover! And I can relate to a world lived on the computer...LOL

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Kat P said...

Sounds like an interesting YA read! I may have to add that to the good ol' TBR list :)

Sakura Sandra said...

One of my favorite books had a similar concept, called Snowcrash, by Neal Stephenson. If you end up liking this one, you should check that one out too. :)

Anyway, I am your newest follower and I'd appreciate it if you stopped by my blog to follow me too and check out my WoW. Thanks! (^_^)

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