Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763617264
Branch Call Number: TEEN ANDERSO
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 25 cm.


From Library Staff

What if you had Google Glass implanted in your head, with no adblocker to shield you? Although this book was written in 2004, this consumerist dystopia seems like it could be here sooner than we realize. From romance to vacations on the moon to farms where filet mignon grows feely, this story wil... Read More »

List - Dystopias Abound
SnoIsleLib_AbbyR Aug 08, 2019

You can download anything you want directly into your brain in this high-tech society, but at the cost of constant advertisements saturating your consciousness. When Titus meets a girl whose life seems to be more free from the "feed" in their heads than others, he begins to question how... Read More »

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SnoIsleLib_Teen Feb 28, 2018

In a world of advanced technology, a chip in people's brains gives them constant online access. Titus's world is rocked, when he takes a routine trip to the moon and meets Violet, a girl who refuses to let The Feed rule her life.

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Jul 21, 2020

We have yet another romance novel where the female serves to advance the male protag in his self-realising character arc. Yawn." - DragonRhapsody, 2016

While I agree with this person to some extent, I must say that the best part about this book is that the male protagonist DOESN'T actually advance, which was done frustratingly well by the author. You notice all these truths that Violet exposes Titus to, and you internally scream for Titus to notice the reality of the life he lives in ... but the author doesn't want you to think that this is a fantasy novel where they defeat the system and happily live after. If I was in Titus's shoes, I would admit that my reaction would be extremely similar. A random girl I met on a foreign planet is starting to talk about all these government conspiracies? She's weirding out my friends that I've spent my childhood with? Of course I'd break ties with her before I give up on my friends, even if what she's talking about is actually true. very few of us are willing to look past the comforts of our lives, and I believe the author did a good job of highlighting that.

Jul 03, 2020

Feed is an alright book. The story of the book is unique and it isn't something other authors have done. While the story is really cool and also kind of concerning since this book is something that can happen in the future, reading it was more on the downside. Though this is a young adult novel, the language is often distracting and it makes the reading experience worse. It also has content that doesn't make sense in the concept of a dystopian future. Overall, Feed has a lot of potentials, but many things like the language bring it down.

Jul 08, 2019

if i could pic a book to read for the rest of my life if would be feed it Has an incredible unique story to it I 100% recomend

Mar 22, 2018

If I had one word to describe this book it would be disgusting. My 7 year old brother could write a better books than this. The writing is horrendous and the language unneeded.

Sep 24, 2017

This is probably one of my favorite books ever. The language used is incredibly unique. I was able to devour it in one day, then throw it at a wall because the ending made me sad.

It is my favorite book because reading about Titus and Viclet's relationship is interesting and it keeps you wanting to read more.

- Cindy, Teen Volunteer

VaughanPLChristineO Jan 18, 2017

I have to admit I had a hard time getting into this book. I even put it down and read another before picking it up again. I am very pleased I did because this book really spoke to me. I was one of the teens who worried about the major corporations taking over the world and resisted all activities that strove to categorize me. now I look at the world and it makes me wonder, what happened to me and the people like me? I recommend this book to anyone teen or adult who wants to explore a future very like our now in its values if not in technology.

Dec 18, 2016

We have yet another romance novel where the female serves to advance the male protag in his self-realising character arc. Yawn.

Jul 20, 2016

I was very underwhelmed by this book. It had a great premise, and could have been really interesting, but the writing style made it hard to finish/boring. The author needed to do more "show than tell", and almost everything was told to us by the narrator with not a lot of actual dialogue between characters. The "rebellion" described was small and almost petty...and so were the lives of the characters. Since wE didn't really get to know the characters, we didn't really start to care about what happened to them either. Disappointing...

Armi_123 Aug 16, 2015

I loved this book. Although I didn't find very good comments about it. The writing of this book is different and the plot is very unique. It went extremely slow in the beginning but then it got much better. This book is basically representing the way our teenagers act but in the future. It also mentions how there are some people who care and people who are different, just like our world. Except people don't realize the bad things about it. This book is kind of a warning, too. Because soon enough we might have feeds installed in our minds. You never know! Another good point about this book is the emotions in it. This book made me cry in the end , which in my opinion was very sad. I also loved the characters and fell in love with their personalities (just a few characters). This book was like a diary, but different. Because when you read you feel as if the main character is sitting down beside you and telling you his story. Which is why I loved it!! <3

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Oct 23, 2012

Future infants have "The Feed" implanted in their brains. It pumps in every kind of media & commercial & acts like an Instant Messenger, internet researcher, and more. Opiate of the masses. But they can malfunction with deadly results.


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Jun 23, 2014

Coarse Language: some cursing through out and brief sexual references.


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Aug 18, 2013

"Who are we, if we don't have a past?"

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