Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Middle Ground Review

336 pages
Release date: November 20th, 2012
In the sequel to Awaken, seventeen-year-old Maddie is in LA, is trying to stay out of trouble. But she can't quell the fire that rages within her against the digital life, and one night, a seemingly small act of rebellion lands Maddie in the place she fears the most: a detention center. Here, under the guise of rehabilitation, patients are reprogramed to accept the digital life. When Maddie discovers what goes on here, her fight shifts. She's no longer just fighting against the digital life. She's fighting for her mind, her soul, and her life. Once again, Katie Kacvinsky paints a disturbing picture of what the future holds if we're not careful.

Review (ARC):
Once again Katie Kacvinsky shows the dangerous possibilities of technology addiction in this novel. Maddie's story continues from where it left off with her still fighting Digital School and other forms of addiction to being online all the time. At times Maddie irritated me in the novel because she seemed to make a lot of stupid decisions. However, as the story went on I accepted that as being part of her personality. The romance between Maddie and Justin really hooked me especially because Justin is such a closed off character. Justin definitely opened up a lot in this novel. I appreciate the message behind this novel because I can actually see society getting to the point where they're closed off from one another and locked in to digital worlds. This novel had a fair amount of action and adventure besides romance that keeps you reading. I definitely recommend it but I recommend that you read the first book, Awaken before you read this one. 


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