I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unplugged by Donna Freitas
Series: The Wired #1
Published by Harper Children's on June 21st 2016
The first book in a provocative new series from acclaimed author Donna Freitas—Feed for a new generation.
Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life.
Now Skye is a nobody, a virtual sixteen-year-old girl without any glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. Yet none of that matters to Skye. All she wants is a chance to unplug and see her mother and sister again.
But when the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye loses that chance. Desperate to reach her family, Skye risks everything to get back to the physical world. Once she arrives, however, she discovers a much larger, darker reality than the one she remembers.
In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Feed and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, Unplugged kicks off a thrilling and timely sci-fi series for teens from an award-winning writer.
Sylvia’s face was still shiny with tears, so shiny her virtual skin seemed to be made of plastic. “I’ve never experienced a remote download. I’ve heard of their existence, but, I mean, they’re illegal. You can’t force an App into someone’s code.”