When I started reading, I didn’t realize that this was near us until later in the article when they mentioned that the book is on the Roanoke County Public Schools’ recommended summer reading list. I looked Greene County up and found out that its north of Charlottesville. Ruckersville and Standardsville are in Greene County. William Monroe High School is in Standardsville.
”Feed” described on the author’s website as being about “a future world where internet connections feed directly into the consumer’s brain, thought is supplemented by advertising banners, and language has gone into a steep decline,” was a National Book Award Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner, one of the New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year as well as ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults. It’s not short on accolades.
But Georgie and Steve North are upset that the book was given to their son, a freshman. According to them the book is full of profanity and sex and drug usage not appropriate for a 14-year old.
I haven’t read this yet, but I admit to being intrigued by the plot. I work in digital advertising so I keep up with targeting trends. It’s kind of scary what’s out there already. I like dystopian novels so the two themes combined make this very appealing to me. I’ll read it and give you a review. In the meantime, has anyone else read it? What are your thoughts?