Author: Donna Freitas
Publisher: Harper Children’s
Release Date: June 21st, 2016
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.
MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK:
Honestly when I first saw the cover of this book I thought it I was going to murder/mystery/alien experiment kinda book but it’s not. Unplugged is a book which is based on the app world and real world. The main character Skye is plugged to the app world and apparently app plugging into the app world not so cheap. She is considered as “single”, meaning she has no family there except her foster family. Her mother and sister had her plugged in at a young age so she could have a better life, they stayed behind in the real world as”keeper” ;they are people who take care of the bodies of those plugged in app world (kinda like the surrogates movie:p). There is a rule in the app world where all kids at the age of seventeen years of age are able to unplug and check out the real world but then suddenly the mayor announces that people are unable to unplug anymore and they are stuck in the real world forever. Skye and few others don’t take the news in a good way. What becomes a mission to unplug and rescue the mayor’s son,rain from the real world becomes something much more and it all revolves around Skye.
Now moving on to the characters, Skye is kinda boring as she is seen upset about the app world and pissing off her best friend in the first few chapters of the book. There was one thing about her that stood out; she is willing to do anything for her loved ones(mom and sister). The other characters like her best friend who is obsessed with the app world and downloading apps for Skye when she is upset. Then there is Rain, the mayor’s son (the rich spoiled kid who is not spoiled in the real world), he is a shady character and I don’t trust him at all. I had a bad gut feeling about the sister and you have to check out the book to see if its true.
I started to enjoy this book once Skye unplugged from the app world and entered the real world(the app world was kinda irritating with all those people obsessed with apps). There were times I just couldn’t stand the suspense and wanted to skip to the end of the book to check out the mystery surrounding Skye. There was intrigue, betrayal, a little romance and a lot of twists. As usual, the book had an abrupt ending. The second book cover is out and it looks interesting. Check out the cover down below.
Book 2-The Body Market