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Frazee LINK Site Y KRI (Text) 33500013178892 New Checked out 06/11/2020
Moorhead Public Library Y KRI (Text) 33500013178900 New Available -
Warroad Public Library ya KRI (Text) 35500006260838 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250165084
  • ISBN: 1250165083
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor Teen, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2019.

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Because her mother is always on the move, sixteen-year-old Steph hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet, a social media site where users upload cat pictures and the admin is CheshireCat, a sentient AI who loves cat pictures. When a threat from Steph's past catches up to her and CheshireCat's existence is discovered, it's up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save them. A near-future thriller about online privacy and out-of-control technology and the importance of making connections in an increasingly fragmented society.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Steph's life isn't easy. Her mother keeps moving her from town to town every few months to evade her father, who may or may not be a dangerous kidnapper. Meanwhile, Steph finds friendship in an online forum for cat-lovers, known as CatNet. But after she moves to New Coburg and manages to find some real-life friends, she gets involved in a hacking prank that goes awry. In the aftermath, Steph begins to find out more and more disturbing information about her past, and her father just might have enough information to track down her online friends—and maybe even her. Although the narrative style seems to struggle with understanding what it wants to be (the AI's introspection is a bit too on the nose), Kritzer manages to keep the plot from going entirely over the top. In her first foray into YA literature, she explores social anxieties around technology and automation, artificial intelligence, and gender and sexuality, all while also providing readers with a captivating and mysterious near-future thriller. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

NAOMI KRITZER has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana's Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Naomi lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.

Subject: Artificial intelligence > Social aspects > Fiction.
Cats > Fiction.
Technology > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Privacy > Fiction.
Online social networks > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Young adult works.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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