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By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.

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age 13+

Based on 25 parent reviews

age 3+

My Notes-from a doctor/teacher

bro so im like a doctor and stuff right and like this book made me wanna ask my coworkers to split my head open. i remember reading this in like 7th grade or whatever like what. bro was literally trapped in a hotel with a psychotic-looking girl trynna... but like anyways i would not recommend this at all. So like the feed thingy reminds me of when my bro corbs trynna feed his bearded dragon named Apollo -also that thing died so that kinda sucks- but like he had to touch crickets and stuff so thats kinda gross but anyways this book was scary. Like im a teacher and when i gave it to my kids/students they burst out crying and screams and threw up everywhere so you owe my janitor an apology and prolly some money. but yea basically i took all of the books and hid them in my fridge to get rid of the firey sins. Did the devil himself create this book? That could be reasonable. Like i dunno bro this book is just weird asf.
age 2+

Its Boring and Predictable

People constantly are telling you this book is good however if you've read the book yes the ideas behind the book are good however the writing is counterintuitive and no reasoning behind it at all. M.T anderson wrote this book for teens yes but that doesn't excuse the ruth plot line and plainly obvious ending.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (25 ):
Kids say (44 ):

In this viciously satiric novel, M.T. Anderson has imagined today's trends extended into the future. Among the many pleasures in FEED is the slang the author invents for his characters -- different, but understandable, with obvious connections to present-day teen-speak. "Like" has, alas, remained, but "unit" has replaced "dude," a pretty girl is "youch" (if she's really pretty, she's "meg youch"), and so on.

Like many authors of this type of novel, Anderson trowels his point on a bit thickly at the end. But, then, no one ever accused Huxley or Orwell of being subtle, either. And in the meantime, it's a fun ride that will get teens thinking. The satire has a nice bite, and it's all just a bit too plausible for comfort.

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