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The mind virus / Donna Freitas.

By: Freitas, Donna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher, 2018Copyright date: ©2017Edition: First paperback edition.Description: 403, 13 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780062118677 (paperback).Subject(s): Virtual reality -- Fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 9-10 | Computer viruses -- Fiction | Teenage girls -- Fiction | Virus diseases -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Virtual reality -- Juvenile fiction | Computer viruses -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction | Virus diseases -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: The Real World and the App World have finally converged and things aren't going smoothly. Skylar now wonders if she was so intent on stopping the Body Market that she didn't consider the consequences of opening the borders. Many of the people who unplugged have become refugees, struggling to find their place in a Real World they've never known. And those who remained plugged in now face a new threat, a deadly virus that has been set in motion by Skylar's sister, Jude. If the virus spreads, it could mean the total extinction of the App World and everyone in it. Now Skylar and Jude must work together to defeat the mind virus before the App World fades into oblivion.
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Includes excerpt from: The healer.

The Real World and the App World have finally converged and things aren't going smoothly. Skylar now wonders if she was so intent on stopping the Body Market that she didn't consider the consequences of opening the borders. Many of the people who unplugged have become refugees, struggling to find their place in a Real World they've never known. And those who remained plugged in now face a new threat, a deadly virus that has been set in motion by Skylar's sister, Jude. If the virus spreads, it could mean the total extinction of the App World and everyone in it. Now Skylar and Jude must work together to defeat the mind virus before the App World fades into oblivion.

Ages: 13+.

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Booklist Review

Is the App World dying? What does this mean to millions whose physical bodies are being sustained in the real world and, more important, to those who sacrificed their physical bodies for eternal life in the virtual world? Skylar and her allies attempt to understand the threat and to find a way to mitigate the consequences for lives in both worlds. Freitas concludes the Unplugged trilogy (Unplugged, 2016; The Body Market, 2017) with this timely exploration of the effects of technology dependence and the plight of refugees, cloaked in a novel told from the perspective of five teens impacted in various ways by the fate of that virtual world. Although Freitas includes a few secondary female characters who honor their religion by wearing scarves to cover their heads, the narrators' voices are fairly homogenous. Some schmaltzy moments occur during the romantic scenes, but fans of the trilogy will likely be mostly satisfied (spoiler alert: one character doesn't make it) with the outcome. Context from the first two books is essential to navigating this final volume.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2018 Booklist

Horn Book Review

Even as Skylar (Unplugged; The Body Market) urges people to "unplug," a virus in the App World threatens their living bodies in the real world. Multiple first-person narrators, including Skylar's two love interests, somewhat haphazardly relate events in the two realities. A subplot about real-world residents' anger toward App World refugees adds some (unsubtle) emotional depth to this sci-fi dystopian series. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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