Waiting on Wednesday (005)
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about what upcoming book they’re most looking forward to read :)
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (May 23, 2011)
I found this book on GoodReads for the first time yesterday, and now I’m really, really excited for it. I’m not usually into dystopian books – they kind of freak me out (like zombies), but this one sounds like it has just the right amount of romance and cute dark mysterious boy induced squeeing to balance the “ahhh what if this happens to us” element. And also, the cover? Loveeeee it!
In the year 2060, everything is done digitally. Kids no longer go to schools. They stay home and take classes online. Adults work from home, too. Even dating is no longer done in person. Why walk on a real beach when you can stroll down a digitally remastered one instead? No bad weather, no seagulls, nothing real to ruin a perfectly fine time.
Though she’s grown up in this digital world, something about being cut off from everyone doesn’t sit right with seventeen-year-old Madeline. Her favorite activity–the only one she does off line–is soccer. She likes the physicality of it and the comradery with the other girls.
Then she meets Justin. He, too, prefers life off line. It’s all he talks about. He even takes her out to a real coffee shop and an underground club. Maybe it’s his attentiveness, or the physical closeness of actually being with someone, or just that he’s very good looking, Madie is definitely drawn to him. But there’s also something very aloof about him, like perhaps he’s hiding something.
When Madie uncovers the truth, she’s faced with the question: What’s more important, fighting for what you believe in or love?
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