A thought-provoking story about obsessions with technology
This book started fairly slowly for me. I couldn't get into the story until the main character shut up about how much she wanted to be famous! The main character is a "Kicker", someone who has her own news feed and tries to become famous by "Kicking" (promoting) other people's trends.
The story really kicks off when the main character, Aya, finds a clique of girls who don't want to be famous, but they do crazy stunts in secret all the time. So, Aya pretends to be one of the clique, getting spy cameras so she she has proof for her news feed. She betrays the girls, making them famous, but they understand and let her do it, because on one of their stunt journeys riding on a mag-lev train, they come across a secretive plan that could potentially destroy civilization and they believe that saving the world is worth letting Aya betray them.
The story does manage to revive Aya's character, because she does find out the truth in the end. But along the way, she does make some bad choices and meets people who make terrible choices. I think the writer has done that deliberately, because it makes good reading, but it is not a great example of good role models.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others who like science fiction, romance and adventure. It is a great read, well written and has some interesting points about our society.
This title contains:
Positive role models