Thursday, 2 August 2007

Now Reading : Native Tongue

Feed by M.T. Anderson

The second in a series of young adult fiction which takes place in the future. This book and The Giver portray two completely different landscapes which hold the future of the human race.

Unlike the organized calmness in The Giver, where everything is taken away so that there is no need to make decisions, in Feed we see just the opposite. Just after birth, each person is implanted with The Feed...or rather software that connects to The Feed. It's the internet in your head. People have lost the ability to read, because there is no need needto write .....everything that they need can be looked up using the the computers in their brains. They know that it used to not be that way :
I don't know when the first had feeds. Like maybe, fifty or a hundred years ago. Before that, they had to use their hands and their eyes. Computers were all outside the body. They carried them around outside of them, in their hands, like if you carried your lungs in a briefcase and opened it to breathe.
The Feed transmits thing for them to buy, to do, to see all the time based on their personalities. Like on Amazon now...did you like Feed by M.T. Anderson? Well then you might like these other 8 choices. Everything including School and Clouds are Trademarked and owned by corporations...everything is owned by them...including The Feed. You can quickly m-chat your friends at a party if you can't hear them talking to you....that's right...IMing....right in your head.

The story is about a group of teens who went to the moon...and the moon per the first line of the book. The main character is a kid named Titus who meets a strange and different girl named Violet on the moon. She is a challenge to Titus and to his way of life.....she is someone that decides to Fight the Feed.

Another great one....10/10 (I'm so freakin' book slutty)