Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week I'm waiting on...
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
Summary from Goodreads.com: 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.
Anyone who visits this blog regularly will know that I adore dystopian YA. I also love playing videgames. So, it's probably no surprise that The Unidentified has got me totally intrigued. Technology taken way too far? I love that in a book. Plus, is 'Kid' the MC's name? Or just what we know her as? So many questions!
The Unidentified is due to hit the US on October 6th, 2010. No news of UK publication yet. Boo! Let's hope that gets fixed pretty soon, because I need to read this one.