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In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Feed and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, Unplugged is the first in a provocative and compelling new series from acclaimed author Donna Freitas.
Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye is a virtual teenager, surrounded by glamorous apps and expensive downloads—yet she’s never felt like she fits in, and all she wants is to see her mother and sister again.
Skye is desperate and ready to risk everything to unplug from the App World. But she soon learns that the only person she can trust—in either world, including friends and family—is herself.
Praise For Unplugged…
— Kirkus Reviews
“Chilling and addictive, UNPLUGGED will change the way you look at the world . . .and how you look at yourself.”
— Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100
“A fast-paced series opener. An expectations-defying heroine, a world facing drastic change, and an impossible love triangle.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The first book of an exciting dystopian sci-fi series. An intriguing tale with diverse characters. This work will appeal to gamers and to those who enjoyed Dan Wells’s Bluescreen or M.T. Anderson’s Feed.”
— School Library Journal
“A fast-paced, plot-driven dystopian story that explores the interconnectivity between beauty, commercialism, race, and technology. Thought-provoking, relevant, and promising. Pacing is excellent with lots of action, twists, and turns.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for THE SURVIVAL KIT: “As fragile and lovely as a rose.”
— Jenny Han, bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series
Praise for THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD: “Behold: A rare bloom of a book . . . THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD, while never gloomy or dogmatic, is a literary work of mercy. Let us rejoice and be glad.”
— Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of WICKED
Praise for THIS GORGEOUS GAME: “A remarkable book that will speak not just to teens, but to women of all ages.”
— Sara Zarr, author of National Book Award finalist STORY OF A GIRL
HarperTeen, 9780062118608, 448pp.
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
About the Author
Donna Freitas is the author of the Unplugged series as well as several other young adult and middle grade novels. Donna is also a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson’s MFA program and at Hofstra’s Honors College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her online at www.donnafreitas.com.