Thursday, December 8, 2011


Anderson, M.T. Feed. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2002.

Annotation: Titus and his friends are connected to the constant feed in their brains, which keeps them wirelessly connected. After meeting Violet whose feed has gone wrong Titus begins to question his feelings about the feed.

Book Talk:
What if your brain could receive your Facebook newsfeed directly and silent chat with your friends? What if you could be online without using any technology, pretty cool right? But what if in this feed you receive all the spam and advertisement out on the web too? That’s the world Titus lives in, and it’s not a big deal. Until a hacker messes with the Feed causing some problems. You see for Titus and his friends the feed is a rooted in their everyday lives…

“The whole brain is tied in to the feed. The whole brain, like the memory and the part that makes you move and the part for your emotions.”

So when he meets Violet, whose feed has been damaged by the hacker, he realizes things aren’t as great as they seem.

ALA Outstanding Books for the College Bound (2009.4|Science & Technology), 2009
ALA Outstanding Books for the College Bound (2004.3|Literature & Language Arts), 2004
ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
Book Sense Summer Pick Teen Readers, 2003
National Book Award Nominee for Young People's Literature, 2002
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2002

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  1. I like reading these type of books, because even though they seem way out there, sometimes I think we could actually live that way one day. Who knows technology could be in our brains.
    -Ricky, 17

  2. I’m sure a long time ago people didn’t think phones would exist and now they’re like mini computers-I saw this blog on my cell!
    -Adam, 16