Awaken, by Katie Kacvinsky (and next week´s movie schedule)

AwakenWhat if you never had to leave your house unless you really wanted to? You could get meals delivered, socialize online, and even go to a Digital School online. It would be so easy to hide behind a screen, and keep the real you to yourself. However, would it make you less human? In Maddie’s world, the outside is seen as dangerous, and it’s safer to stay indoors. Her own father is the founder of the Digital School, which makes it possible for kids to go to school via technology, instead of in person. Maddie is happy in her technological cocoon, until she meets Justin. A group that Justin is part of wants to go back to a more “human” way of doing things….slow down and unplug. Awaken is a very interesting book, it’ll stay with you long after you read it.

 

And here are next week’s movies. Click on any title to see where else it is playing this summer.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Pike

Tue., Jun 12, 5:45 pm

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Glendale

Tue., Jun 12, 6:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Southport

Wed., Jun 13, 5:30 pm

Footloose

Decatur

Fri., Jun 15, 3:00 pm

Real Steel

Spades Park

Fri., June 15, 3:00 pm

War Horse

Infozone at the Children’s Museum

Sat., Jun 16, 1:00 pm

Joyful Noise

College Avenue

Sat., Jun 16, 2:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Eagle

Sat., Jun 16, 2:00 pm

Footloose

Brightwood

Sat., Jun 16, 2:00 pm