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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (5)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine in which an upcoming, eagerly anticipated release is highlighted on the blog. This week Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky, coming out May 23, 2011 from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children:
DescriptionMaddie 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.

25 comments :

  1. I'm looking forward to Awaken's release too :) I'll be featuring this one in my WoW most likely sometime in February.

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  2. Since the first time I saw the cover, this book steals my attention. The cover is so gorgeous! I hope the same goes to the story.

    You can find my WoW in here

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  3. I read Awaken over at NetGalley and it seemed pretty ok.

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  4. For today's WOW post it was a choice between this book and the one i chose!
    I found the concept of the book fascinating too!I look forward to reading this too!

    Here is my pick this week..
    http://blogonlinerandom.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesdays2.html

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  5. I have this on my to-read pile and can't wait to get to it. This was recommended to me by another blogger. Hey, I gave you the Life is Good Award! You can check out my post on that here.

    Brush Up On Your Reading

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  6. I am excited about this one too. I have a read a few reviews already on it and it sound fantastic. Great pick!

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  7. I have the ARC of this, but I haven't gotten around reading it since I still have a ton in my TBR pile. I'm so excited to read it though, so I think it's an awesome WoW pick!

    You can check out my Wow picks for this week HERE

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  8. Can't wait for this one, it sounds sooooo good. Great pick!

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  9. Yay for the sci-fi book

    I fall for the cover >.<

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  10. I'm SO excited for this one! I've seen it on Netgalley, and I think I'm going to request it after all! :)

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  11. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday


    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  12. I've got this on netgalley. I can't wait to read it :) Check out my picks for my Waiting on Wednesday

    Happy Reading! :)

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  13. I have this on Netgalley, too, and I have so many to read in front of it I'm afraid I'm gonna lose it! This is one of those books where the cover alone makes me want to read it cause it's so awesome...thanks for a great pick!

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  14. I'm really excited for this one too Aylee! I have quite the digital life as well, so that makes this one all the more interesting:)

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  15. I have this one on my list too! Looks like a great read.

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  16. Awesome choice. I absolutely love the cover. And even though I don't read many dystopian novels, I feel like I can relate to this one. :]

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  17. I have this one in my pile. I can't wait to read if!

    ~Pixie
    Our WoW

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  18. This looks like a great read. Hmm, might have to add to list. =)

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  19. Glad everyone liked the pick! Thanks for stopping by, guys!

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  20. I have gotten this one trough Netgalley,but I didn't have the time to read. But as soon as my schedule is a bit emptier :) I will read it. It does sounds really interesting and it probably has a great message in it for ya and maybe even adults. :) Great pick.

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  21. @Aylee Card's views don't normally show up in his books, and that's y Empire was so disappointing in that regard. You should definitely read Ender's Game

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

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  22. I'm looking forward to this one, too! I love the cover. I'm sooo into dystopian books right now.

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  23. Great pick! I'm really eager to read this one as well -- I'm loving dystopian lately =) It's over on NetGalley if you want to pick up a copy!

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  24. This one looks good! I'm happy that dystopians aren't fading out just yet - I don't see myself growing tired of them any time soon.

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