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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742754192
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Gotta B



No SMS, no email, no Facebook: in the digital age, who are you when you're disconnected from your friends?

No SMS, no email, no Facebook: in the digital age, who are you when you're disconnected from your friends?

In Rick Lawrence's world, everyone's online, all the time, immersed in a vast electronic sea of instant communication. Life's easy when you can do practically everything on one device, and stay in constant contact with your friends. Dr Carter Renfrew believes Rick and his friends represent the next step in evolution - the forerunners of a new species, 'Homo electronicus'. Communications companies are eager to exploit this new youth market, and are backing scientific research into the teen brain. But just how far is Renfrew willing to go to prove his theory? What happens when everyone's connected - and suddenly you're not? If you're no longer connected, do you even exist?

  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742754192
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Claire Carmichael

Claire Carmichael's bestselling Virtual Realities trilogy has been shortlisted for several children's choice awards. Claire is the author of many books for young readers and (under another name) a celebrated author of detective novels for adults. She is an Australian living in Los Angeles where she lectures in writing at UCLA.

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Praise for Gotta B

Carmichael has created something remarkable, and yet disturbing at the same time, which makes the novel a standout read.

Viewpoint

Claire Carmichael's skill at picking cultural, commercial and scientific trends and taking them one step further into the future has triumphed once again. Hitting close to the bone, this book is a great insight into today's society and where we are headed.

girl.com.au

Sketching out a fascinating future landscape and working towards a thrilling mystery story. Those who enjoyed Carmichael's classic Virtual Realities series will find much to enjoy here.

The Australian Bookseller & Publisher

Teens will find this a fascinating story and it would also have excellent classroom application, with plenty of room for discussion of advertising, peer-pressure, privacy and more.

aussiereviews.com

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