The first book in a provocative new series from acclaimed author Donna Freitas—Feed for a new generation.
Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life.
Now Skye is a nobody, a virtual sixteen-year-old girl without any glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. Yet none of that matters to Skye. All she wants is a chance to unplug and see her mother and sister again.
But when the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye loses that chance. Desperate to reach her family, Skye risks everything to get back to the physical world. Once she arrives, however, she discovers a much larger, darker reality than the one she remembers.
In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Feed and Scott Westerfeld’sUglies, Unplugged kicks off a thrilling and timely sci-fi series for teens from an award-winning writer.
Unplugged is a very unique read. I have to say that at first when I started reading it I thought I wouldn't be able to finish it. I normally don't read books like this but I gave it a go and I was surprised to see that I liked it. There were some things I did not understand so it made it hard for me to continue reading but I pressed on.
This is a story about a world that is separated into two factions. You have the app world where the rich go to succeed and have all the amenities others do not. Then you have the real world where it is poor and people have to fight to survive.
One family from the real world has decided they will send their daughter to the app world so she can strive there and become something in life. But it is there that Skye finds things out she does not like and she wants to return to her home with her family. When she goes to return to the normal world she finds it worse off than when she left. It is a cold dark world she has never known.
Skye will have to find her family fast and try and get them out of the real world and into safety but can she do it alone? This is where the story takes off and there are so many twists and turns you will want to keep reading to find out what happens next.
About The Author:
Donna Freitas is an author of fiction, nonfiction, and articles that appear in newspapers, magazines, and on blogs. Born in Rhode Island, Donna now splits her time between New York City and Barcelona.