Books by Katie Kacvinsky

MIDDLE GROUND by Katie Kacvinsky
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Lyrical, provocative, passionate and thought-provoking. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to Awaken (2011), Maddie's rebellion against digital school and social networking run amok land her in a detention center where detainees are conditioned to fear physical contact and transformed into pliant consumers content to conduct their lives online. Read full book review >
FIRST COMES LOVE by Katie Kacvinsky
Released: May 8, 2012

"While the story is not fatally flawed, readers will be left wondering if it is truly love or a complicated game. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An improbable romance develops between polar opposites during a long, hot Arizona summer. Read full book review >
AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky
Released: May 23, 2011

Can love exist in a digital age? It's 2060, and American teens are educated at home via DS—digital school. Few venture outside their comfortable virtual worlds, but 17-year-old Maddie leads a life even more confined than most. She's been grounded for years—punishment for serious digital misbehavior—and despite a sympathetic mom, her dad, architect of the DS system, won't let Maddie off the hook yet. Then, at a face-to-face tutoring session, she meets her digital-study-buddy Justin, who introduces her to a new world, the three-dimensional one. Thoroughly smitten, Maddie allows Justin and his cohorts to draw her into their conspiracy to end DS for good. The futuristic and political trappings make little sense (DS was instituted to end violence in American schools, including mass killings of elementary schoolchildren by terrorists aiming to curb overpopulation). However, as the title hints, this debut's true subject is romantic awakening. Before readers can succumb to disbelief, the narrative shifts to Maddie's dawning attraction to Justin and the natural world he represents, following her sensual voyage of discovery and exploration of first love's frustrations and joys. Among the pleasures of this high-tech fairy tale are Maddie's initiative, courage and independent spirit, stoutly risking rejection in pursuit of her heart's desire. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)Read full book review >