Author: M.T. Anderson
Summary: Titus is a regular teenager, in a world where regular people have mini-computers surgically wired into their brains. Great for reference and learning, but full of advertising, its sets intellect back. He meets a girl, Violet, and after a troubling encounter with a hacker, they decide to fight the feed.
Thoughts: This is a dystopian future novel, which of course earns it some brownie points. Major ew factor however as a few characters skin starts falling off. I found the story very interesting, and I particularly liked the pages of adverts popping up through out the book. Violet is a great character, Titus is OK (although I had trouble identifying with him), but his friends are not the nicest, as they bully Violet for making an intelligent comment. I found parts of the book very slow and clipped however the pacing was a bit slow throughout the first bit of the novel. Its also a really great statement about corperate power. Its more of an interesting book than it is a magical one.
Cover: The cover is really interesting, looking at it closely the back of Titus's head looks a bit like a fingerprint.
Rating: 3 stars
PS: I've been out for school stuff the past while but after my class trip (for the next 5 days), I should be caught up.