Author : Naomi Kritzer
Publisher : Tom Doherty Associates
ISBN : 9781250165077
About Catfishing on CatNet
LODESTAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK
From Hugo and Locus Award-winning author Naomi Kritzer, Catfishing on CatNet is a thought-provoking near future YA thriller that could not be more timely as it explores issues of online privacy, artificial intelligence, and the power and perils of social networks.
A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice/Staff Pick
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
A Minnesota Book Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
An Andre Norton Nebula Award Finalist
An ITW Thriller Award for Best YA Novel Nominee
A Lodestar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Book
A pure delight...thats as tender and funny as it is gripping and fast-paced. This book is perfect. From the believable teenage voices to the shockingly effective thriller plot, it swings effortlessly from charming humor to visceral terror, grounding it all in beautiful friendships, budding romance, and radical acceptance. The New York Times
Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasnt lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNeta social media site where users upload cat picturesa place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesnt know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I.
When a threat from Stephs past catches up to her and ChesireCats existence is discovered by outsiders, its up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.
Alongside the uplifting message about inclusivity, diversity, and found familycharacters of various ethnicities identify as gay, bisexual, nonbinary, asexual, and still exploringKritzers take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of todays online existence and privacy concerns. Publishers Weekly, starred review**
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