By Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed for Middle School, 2011

Awaken

Seventeen-year-old Maddie lives in the year 2060—a world not too different from ours, but where everything is done digitally from the comfort of home. Maddie begins to feel suffocated hiding at home behind her computer screen, and embarks on an adventure to discover what it’s like to live unplugged. Your child will enjoy following this teen story of rebellion, swooning romance, and self-discovery—and hopefully she will come away with a greater appreciation for time spent away from electronics (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $12.40)