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All the Lonely People

All the Lonely People

About the Book

Author: David Owen

Age Range: 11-14 Years 14-16 Years

Publisher: Atom

Price: £7.99


Kat Waldgrave thinks that if she lives her life online she’ll be safe from the complexities and pressures of the real world where she has never really managed to fit in.

However, after becoming the target of a shadowy alt-right organisation that manipulates disenfranchised young men to turn against ‘feminists’, she is forced to give up her internet existence.

And when she does that, her physical presence starts to fade, too…

Sharply observant, achingly tender, strangely magical and entirely contemporary, this is a story about what it is really like to grow up in a digital universe, and how loneliness feels when society is more connected than it has ever been.

There’s a strong and important message here, too – about the destructive power of fear and hate, not to mention the danger of forgetting that usernames on a screen actually represent human beings – which cannot be repeated too often in these times of division and technological development.

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