Saturday, December 3, 2011


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Anderson, M. T. Feed. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2002. Print.

Annotation:  Titus and his friends are living in a future world where their brains are connected to the “Feed,” a constant connection to texting, internet browsing and advertisement.  When Titus meets Violet, a girl who views the world and the Feed in a different light, he begins to question what he knows.


National Book Award Nominee for Young People's Literature (2002)

Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2002)
ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2003)

Book Talk:  Titus and his friends seem to be your average teenagers.  They look forward to hanging out and going to the latest parties, buying new cars and dating.  They also enjoy being connected by “the Feed.”  The Feed allows constant communication, instant downloading, instant purchasing all by just thinking.  It is the internet within your head…no mouse, no keyboards, just think it and you can get whatever information you would like.  There is one small problem… While humans are busy buying and consuming over the feed, their world and their bodies are dying.  Titus meets Violet, a girl his group views as strange but “cool.”  Violet easily fits in with Titus and his friends however, she sees things for what they really are.  Will Titus join her in seeing the world for what it is or will he forever be lost within the feed?

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