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Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.)

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.

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This is a fun read that addresses technology addiction without being too preachy or simplistic. Author Tommy Greenwald creates a great story that begins with an all-too-common occurrence: sending a text to the wrong person. As the characters deal with the fallout of the mistext, Greenwald shows them to be tweens who are surprisingly open and forthcoming in their face-to-face communication.

A fun romp, the book isn't designed to get kids to give up tech, but it will make them think twice about "keyboard courage." It also serves as a great opportunity to engage in discussions about tech time and things friends can do outside of tech to connect.

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