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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library YOO (Text) 33500013422605 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library YOO (Text) 33500013422597 New Checked out 08/11/2021
Godel Memorial-Warren Library YOO (Text) 35500006485534 New In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593190357
  • ISBN: 0593190351
  • Physical Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

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"Max, a data whiz at the social media company Wren, has gotten a firsthand glimpse of the dark side of big tech. When he questions what his company does with the data they collect, he's fired...then black-balled across Silicon Valley. With time on his hands and revenge on his mind, Max and his longtime friend (and secretly the love of his life) Akiko, decide to get even by rebooting the internet. After all, in order to fix things, sometimes you have to break them. But when Max and Akiko join forces with a reclusive tech baron, they learn that breaking things can have unintended--and catastrophic--consequences"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
    YA author Yoon enters the adult arena with this clever and entertaining revenge story set in a vaguely dystopian near-future world. Max works for Wren, a sophisticated social-media company. When he discovers that Wren is selling data about its users to government agencies, he reports it to his boss—and is promptly terminated. Steaming over the injustice, Max plots to get at Wren, teaming up with Akiko, with whom he's been in love for as long as he can remember; Shane, Akiko's boyfriend; and tech wizard Pilot Markham. They begin with a fiendish hack designed to make Wren's users abandon ship, but after that, the hacks get bigger and bolder, endangering the internet itself. Yoon keeps the tone light, and short chapters drive the reader through the story. What's especially interesting here is the way the third-person narrator, who appears to be relating the events many years after they took place, keeps interrupting the story to explain facets of early-twenty-first-century social media (what a social network was, what a hashtag was, the meaning of "btw"). An intriguing blend of thriller and fantasy. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Yoon grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their daughter. He drew the illustrations for Nicola's #1 New York Times bestseller Everything, Everything. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Frankly in Love, which was a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature Honor book. You can visit him at davidyoon.com.

Subject: Social media > Fiction.
Phishing > Fiction.
Computer crimes > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

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