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Anderson gives us this world through the voice of a boy who, like everyone around him, is almost completely inarticulate, whose vocabulary, in a dead-on parody of the worst teenspeak, depends heavily on three words: "like," "thing," and the second most common English obscenity. He's even made this vapid kid a bit sympathetic, as a product of his society who dimly knows something is missing in his head. The details are bitterly funny--the idiotic but wildly popular sitcom called "Oh? Wow! Thing!", the girls who have to retire to the ladies room a couple of times an evening because hairstyles have changed, the hideous lesions on everyone that are not only accepted, but turned into a fashion statement. And the ultimate awfulness is that when we finally meet the boy's parents, they are just as inarticulate and empty-headed as he is, and their solution to their son's problem is to buy him an expensive car.
Although there is a danger that at first teens may see the idea of brain-computers as cool, ultimately they will recognize this as a fascinating novel that says something important about their world. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Feed" really makes the reader consider deeply the future of our very technologically oriented society.
In Feed, a satirical and tragic science fiction novel, M.T. Anderson takes readers to what is hopefully a distant future.
At this point you are like 1/3rd of the way through the book and you're like ok so what's the plot of this book????
This book follows a group of mostly over-privileged, self-centered youths in a disturbing future. The children are hooked into the "Feed" which is a futuristic internet... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sebastian Keyser
First half was riveting. At some point, it starts to feel like the author gives up and just wants to resolve the plot.Published 8 days ago by Jessica
Feed by M.T. Anderson was a book that I picked up on a whim, having not really heard much about it, I didn't know what to expect. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Krystianna Straley
Feed really stands out among all the YA near-apocalyptic books on the market. It is more relevant to the online activity and shopping habits than others, and leaves a reader... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jack
If you disapprove of profanity, books written in the vernacular, or stories that acknowledge that teens do indeed have sex (that's where teen pregnancies come from - true story),... Read morePublished 22 days ago by 'chelle
It is frighteningly hysterical. The story parallels the argument I have with my 12 year old and my fears of the world to come. The feed is coming and it is coming soon.Published 26 days ago by Anthony Crespo
It's like a horrible nightmare that's also somehow fun and quotable. What makes it so scary is the fact that any of the things in the book are possible.Published 26 days ago by Bwreads