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The hive / Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden ; concept by Jennifer Beals & Tom Jacobson.

Lyga, Barry, (author.). Jacobson, Tom. (Added Author). Beals, Jennifer. (Added Author). Baden, Morgan, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y LYG (Text) 33500013121892 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y LYG (Text) 33500013121884 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781525300608
  • ISBN: 1525300601
  • Physical Description: 411 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : KCP Loft, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on a story proposal by Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson.
Summary, etc.:
"It's the near future -- the day after tomorrow -- and the government has shut down online bullying once and for all. With BLINQ, its new social media platform, users can "like" or "share," but they can also "condemn" posts -- and if condemns reach a certain level, users can exact punishment from the original poster in real life. No more anonymous trolling! Instead... hive justice. Seventeen-year-old Cassie McKinney is angry at everything. She's just lost her beloved father, a cult hero in the hacking world. She's been uprooted to a new apartment and -- worse -- a new school. Cassie is barely enduring senior year when she's drawn into a powerful group of girls and their effort to make their posts go viral. Cassie's just trying to be funny when she posts a cutting BLINQ. But when that BLINQ goes viral in all the worst ways, she becomes the target of a furious mob. Abandoned by her friends, betrayed by the system, and bristling at the injustice of it all, Cassie goes on the run. In the shadows, she finds people to help her hide. If she wants to clear her name, though, she will have to work with them to unravel a conspiracy beyond her imagination."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    In their first collaboration, Lyga and Baden offer a near-future dystopia, where social media dictates society's behavior, that feels all too real. The eponymous Hive is really the collective term for users on BLINQ, an app officially sanctioned by the U.S. government that has immediate, devastating real-world consequences. When high-school senior Cassie makes a controversial joke about the president's newborn grandchild, the Hive swiftly "condemns" her via what is essentially a "dislike" or "downvote" button. Stakes skyrocket when the president starts a doxing campaign and the government classifies Cassie as an unprecedented Level 6, or #killonsight, and suddenly she is not safe in public. Cassie finds herself among a small but brilliant resistance group with questionable motives themselves. Ultimately, she makes a move that neither the Hive nor readers will see coming. The husband-and-wife writing team capture the horrors of mob mentality in this gripping, tense, action-packed thriller that will appeal to fans of Marie Lu's Warcross (2017) or Gregory Scott Katsoulis' All Rights Reserved (2017). Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Barry Lyga is the New York Times bestselling author of the I Hunt Killers trilogy as well as such critically acclaimed novels as Boy Toy and Bang. He's also a comic book nerd who geeks out by writing superhero novels, including the Flash series and Thanos: Titan Consumed. He lives outside New York City, in a house bursting with books.

Morgan is a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter, as well as a social media expert who oversees communications for the world's largest children's book publisher. She lives outside New York City, in a house bursting with books.

Subject: Online social networks > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Mobs > Fiction.
Vigilantes > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Fathers > Death > Fiction.
Hackers > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Fugitives from justice > Fiction.
Online social networks > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Online trolling > Fiction.
Mobs > Fiction.
High school seniors > Fiction.
Fathers > Death.
Fugitives from justice.
Life change events.
Online social networks.
Social media.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Young adult works.
Dystopian fiction.

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