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Technology is the new drug
When Maggie Stone straps on the Vertix H2, an innovative device that creates a social media and online experience unlike anything she’s ever known, she quickly becomes a fan.
Able to control virtual reality with her mind, the rush is intoxicating. But soon the device begins to take over her life. Immersed in a colorful and explosive world of technology, she finds it impossible to disconnect. As her addiction grows, Maggie’s world spirals out of control, endangering and pushing away reality.
Can she kick the social addiction, or will the thrill of the connection pull her under?
A Note From the Publisher
"In WIRED, a frighteningly believable story set in the not-too-distant future, technology has achieved its darkest promise, replacing human interactions and genuine experiences with virtual reality. Author Caytlyn Brooke has captured the devastating effects of addiction in a fast-paced, imaginative, and compelling story. WIRED is a scary story about the dangers of addiction, delivering a powerful lesson without feeling didactic. It is a great book for any teen or young adult." — Foreword Magazine
"With a plot line that could be torn from tomorrow's newspaper headlines, "Wired" by Caytlyn Brooke deftly explores in a fictional format what advances in virtual reality technology could well make real as a social and health problem in another decade or so. An original and riveting read from cover to cover, "Wired" is unreservedly recommended…" — Midwest Book Review
"A masterful tale about how easily addiction can take over even the most successful life and destroy it… Ms. Brooke has created a world that is so realistic in its complexity and the character’s motivations, readers will find themselves reconsidering their own social media use. The path from first use to full addict is very realistic in terms of many types of real addictions. The pace, description, and details such as the foreshadowing is so well done readers will not be able to put this book down or forget this story anytime soon." — InD'Tale Magazine
"…a powerful story that resonates with brutal honesty of tech addictions experienced by so many people today; this book has a powerful message that speaks volumes to YA audiences. Recommended for home and school libraries, Wired has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval." — Children's Literary Classics
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