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The Mind Virus (Unplugged #3)

Donna Freitas


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In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Feed and Scott Westerfeld’s UgliesThe Mind Virus is the thrilling conclusion to the Unplugged series, which Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, called “chilling and addictive.”

Skylar Cruz has managed to shut down the body market that her sister Jude opened, and to create a door to allow App World citizens reentry into the Real World. But as tensions between the newly mingling people escalate, she’s not sure if it was the right decision after all. Still reeling from Kit’s betrayal, she’s not sure of anything anymore.

And for those who are still in the App World, a new danger looms. A virus, set in motion by Jude’s actions, is killing off the bodies of those who remained plugged in—and no one knows how to stop it.

It’s up to Skylar to once again save the worlds—and only time will tell who will be standing alongside her in the end.

Praise For The Mind Virus (Unplugged #3)

“A timely exploration of the effects of technology dependence and the plight of refugees.”

Praise for UNPLUGGED: “Ambitious and thought-provoking.”
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 mix of political thriller, social commentary, and futuristic popular culture. Try this with M.T. Anderson’s Feed or go retro with William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s Logan’s Run while waiting for the sequel.”
— ALA Booklist

“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, 9780062118660, 416pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2017

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