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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.
Well written and interesting, that is once you get past all the "futuristic" words used.
It is frightening to think how fast we are becoming like the world described in... Read more
Teenage male perspective almost like twilight for guys. Amazingly horrific prediction of direction technology could go. Good story.Published 19 days ago by Erica Cox
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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Jack