After listening to 8th grade teachers have such a wonderful conversation about young adult literature, I wanted us to continue that discussion in a place that would be easily accessed by everyone. I have chosen this blog which I began a while back but never really moved forward with it. I hope that everyone will use this as a resource for titles to read, to suggest and to book talk.
This morning on the way to work, the news forced me to remember a title that I read a few years back–Feed by M.T. Anderson. That novel sucked me in and wouldn’t let me stop until it ended. I cannot tell you how many times I have thought or said–”That’s just like Feed,” which scares me.
Feed is set in the future when technology has literally become connected to humanity. Once children enter adolescence, a computer in implanted in their brains. If they think, “I need a new red shirt,” advertisements for that shirt begin running through their minds. They can buy that item by simply thinking it. The power of this input has taken them to a wild world. But some folks are beginning to suffer a virus-like negative affect.
A connection to Anderson’s site: http://mt-anderson.com/blog/his-books/books-for-teens-and-adults/feed-2/