Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Very LeFreak

Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010).

Very (short for Veronica) functions at two speeds--fast and faster--and her life revolves around her online connections, which often seem more vital to her than the people in her real life at Columbia University, where she's freshman teetering on the brink of expulsion. Pretty much everything about Very's life is extreme and extremely out of control. She needs a pause, and she gets one when her people stage an intervention, strip her of her electronics, and force her to face her demons. But even that's not enough, and Very eventually ends up at a Vermont rehab center called ESCAPE--Emergency Services for Computer-Addicted Persons Everywhere. Can she reform, or will she revert to her old ways given the opportunity provided by an online love connection who shows up at ESCAPE?

Excellent read for high school & up. Sexual situations, language.

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