Teen Book Club

Sunday, October 18, 2009

WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (3 reviews)

Brady, 13 10/14/2009 4:08:18 PM
Robert Sawyer
WWW: Wake
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: All the differnt stories
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten?Yes It was great
Rating? 5 Hard to imagine a better book
Annotation: There are many stories in this book but the main one is that of a girl named catilyn who is blind and gains the ability to see the web. This book was great it did everything a good sciend fiction novel should it had an amazing story as well as provoking thought in the reader. I have no complaints other than the fact that alot of the stories had nothing to do with each other however that should be fixed in the sequel. So overall it was a great book that I highly recomend.
Bistro Book Club
Reader: Andrea F.
Age: 16
Library: Bistro Book Club
Title: WWW:Wake
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher: Ace Books
Pub. Date 2009
Galley? No
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten? Yes
If yes, what makes this book special enough to be nominated for Teens’ Top Ten? I've never read a book like it before, and that's saying a lot.
What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents? I liked the cover a lot, it reflected the contents very well. It definitely conveyed that it was a sci fi book.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book. That it is one of the rare sci fi books without guns.
Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was disappointing? I was disappointed with the ending, because it does not make it clear whether or not there is going to be a sequel.
Did you finish the book Yes
How would you rate this book? 5 Hard to imagine a better book
Please write a short annotation for this book if you think it should be on the Teens Top Ten List. Ask Di or Mrs. Castro if you need assistance. This book should definitely be on the Teens Top Ten List. It's too unique of a book to pass up.
Additional Comments (Please type or paste your review here) You think by reading the short summary on the jacket that you know what this book is going to be about. You realize pretty quickly that you don't. Caitlin Decker is a genius at math, 16, and blind. When a Japanese researcher contacts her about a chip he has designed that may allow her to see, she agrees. However, instead of allowing her to gain sight of the world as most of us see it, Caitlin can now somehow see the Internet. It takes off from there dealing with theories about consciousness and how it may be obtained, some very cool math (and this is coming from someone who as a general rule detests it) and how despite all the communication that happens today, terrible things can still be hidden from us. A fantastic book, very unique, and I would recommend this to anyone who has even the slightest interest about it.
Date 2009-05-26 19:53:59
7/19/2009 15:06:38
Logan S., 15
Bistro Book Club
Sawer, Robert J.
Penguin Group 2009
It is compelling and is hard to put down
I thought the cover was interesting, it is somewhat mysterious, which is very much like the book.
The idea, the concept that the internet has a mind of its own, and that humans can contact it.
The last thirty pages were a bit slow
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten?Yes
Rating? 5 Hard to imagine a better book
Robert J. Sawyer’s book www:Wake is about Caitlin, a fifteen-year old girl who was born blind. Through a series of events she receives that gives her the ability to see… the internet. Very quickly Caitlin realizes that the internet has a mind of its own. This book is an example of great writing, Robert J. Sawyer has a twisted mind, and I love it! It really makes you think about perception, and looks at humanity in an interesting way