Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers to get excited about upcoming books.
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
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.
This book looks amazing because it sounds eerily reminiscent of what our society is becoming: a wholly digital world. I can see this book being a warning for future generations, while being an awesome read at the same time. Awaken will be released on May 23, 2011.