Description: Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.
Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.
Continuing on with my tradition of only ever posting about dystopians for my Waiting On Wednesday posts, I thought I would showcase Awaken because I love the premise. In fact, it hits pretty close to home for me and perhaps many other bloggers who spend what some people may argue is way too much time on the internet. I'll be interested to find out if this novel will have an effect on me and make me want to spend more time away from my digital life.