written by M.T. Anderson
many thanks to ~Kaitlin~ for letting me borrow her copy!
Feed is a creepy portrayal of a future where most people elect to have a "feed" implanted into their brains, something quite like the Facebook stalkerfeed, only add a lot more advertisements. Reminiscent of Scott Westerfeld's amazing Uglies series, Feed is a terrifying and raw read that you're not likely to forget anytime soon. It's natural narration in a fully unnatural world. The characters are all futuristic, but completely realistic, and the varied chapter lengths make for an enjoyable read. The problem seems evident early on--Titus, the main character, is content living his life the way he is, but Violet, the love interest, is a rebel at heart, and with really good reason. I would have liked to see, particularly under the given circumstances, more discussion about the way religion was interpreted, but other than that, the subject matter is just chilling. There are times when you will hate Titus, times you will hate Violet, and times you will just hate this entire world they're living in. While the end was a little open-ended for me (I would have liked to see the lasting impact on the world), it was still a thoroughly amazing read, just wish there was an epilogue of sorts.