Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Unidentified

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to pick a book that hasn't been released yet that you can't wait to read.

This week my pick is The Unidentified by Rae Mariz.

The Unidentified
Release Date: October 5, 2010

Goodreads Summary:Kid knows her school’s corporate sponsors not-so-secretly monitor her friendships and activities for market research. It’s all a part of the Game; the alternative education system designed to use the addictive kick from video games to encourage academic learning. Everyday, a captive audience of students ages 13-17 enter the nationwide chain store-like Game locations to play.

When a group calling themselves The Unidentified simulates a suicide to protest the power structure of their school, Kid’s investigation into their pranks attracts unwanted attention from the sponsors. As Kid finds out she doesn't have rights to her ideas, her privacy, or identity, she and her friends look for a way to revolt in a place where all acts of rebellion are just spun into the next new ad campaign.

I can always get behind a plot like this. I eat up stories where a kid is in some controlling society and then rebels against it. I like the angle this story is taking with the video game/learning connection, too. It's an interesting concept that I haven't read about before.

If this type of plot appeals to you, you will probably like The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.

- You can pre-order your copy of Unidentified at Amazon.
- Visit the book's website.
- Follow Rae Mariz on twitter.
- Check out a review of the book on I Read to Relax

1 comment:

  1. I envy you reading ON WRITING by Stephen King for the first time. Have you read his book, DUMA KEY? It is my favorite of his -- and only two-thirds the size of UNDER THE DOME -- which still makes it look like a phonebook!

    I really enjoy your blog, Roland