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Estelle: Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky

Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky ( website | twitter ) Sequel to Awaken. Publication Date: November 20, 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pages: 336 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: dystopian, technology, parent/child relationships Format read: ARC from Publisher (Thanks!) Summary: The fight against a digital school takeover is intensified when Maddie is unexpectedly sent to a detention […]

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November 20, 2013 - 8:09 am

Book of the Day: Middle Ground - […] YA Review: Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky over at http://ratherbereadingblog.com […]

November 19, 2012 - 3:19 pm

April Books & Wine - Sometimes I like wordplay, but when it doesn’t suit the story or begins to overwhelm the plot, I get annoyed. Sucks that this one did not live up to expectations.

November 19, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Daisy - Awww, I’m sad this didn’t live up to the interesting premise of Awaken!! I really enoyed it when I read it last year and was looking forward to this one, but it sounds like it doesn’t live up to expectations…

November 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

    I bet you guys thought I was going to choose a photograph of a turkey or some delicious Thanksgiving treat for my November 2012 Young Adult Book Releases post. I just couldn’t do it. I thought that might be too cruel. I don’t know about you, but my stomach is growling just thinking […]

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November 11, 2012 - 4:41 pm

VeganYANerds - Nov 13 is a busy day for books this month! I want Meant to Beeeeeeee!

Estelle: Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky Publication Date: May 30, 2011 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Pages: 309 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: technology, digital age, dystopian Format read: Borrowed from the library. Summary: The year is 2060 and the world and everyone’s life is basically run by a computer. Maddie lives her life on a […]

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November 19, 2012 - 9:02 am

YA Review: Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky - […] my review of Awaken from a few weeks ago, I talked about how much I loved the premise of this series. What happens when technology completely takes over our lives? Sure it seems like […]

October 7, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Kristen - I hadn’t heard of this one yet. The premise definitely sounds eerily plausible, and I’ve actually been thinking about these very same themes recently. When I spend too much time on my computer and not enough time in the outside world I feel strangely depleted and incomplete. I also haven’t read a dystopian in awhile, so I’ll be checking this out soon. Great review, Estelle. 🙂

October 4, 2012 - 10:52 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I must say, the premise of this book is SO DARN INTRIGUING. I love that, to me, it feels very realistic – it is possible that the world will devolve into that state after years of exposure to all these technological advancements. It’s a little scary, and also, it’s something that I really DO NOT want happening. I want to be able to impart to my own kids and the future generations that there is significance in actual contact with the physical world and with others.

Okay, getting off my little soapbox now, but only to say that I’m definitely going to have to read this book for myself. Thanks for the awesome review!

October 3, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Anna - Wheee I love it!

October 3, 2012 - 10:25 am

Annette - I love the premise of this one and I’ve had it on my list for quite a while. I really enjoyed your review. Made me want to read it now!