Literature circle material
Quote Master (Moon)
"When we got off the ship, our feeds were going fugue with all the banners. The hotels were jumping on each other, and there was
bumfffrom like the casinos and mud slides and the gift shops and places where you could rent extra arms. I was trying to talk to Link, but I couldn't because I was getting bannered so hard, and I kept blinking and trying to walk forward with my carry-on." (Page 8)
"Our feeds were clear again from all the moon banners, so for a long
timewe all watched the football game while the girls, they did something else on the feed." (Page 9)
- From these sections, we can deduce that there is some device called feed. It bombards them with advertisements based on what they want and where they are.
- They are on a march break trip to the moon and it's so empty and rocky and lonely.
- Those feeds are somehow connected to their brains or bodies because when they were being spammed with all the ads he couldn't walk properly and kept blinking.
- His writing is long and has run on sentences and his words don't seem to make much sense.
electronic malfunction or failure in this device that is in their bodies. (Page 33)
Reflection on Discussion
Discussion Director (Eden)
This section of the book added to our knowledge of the characters and made us better understand them. The author was trying to show us how those teens are consumed by their feeds and how addicted they are to be on trend and updated with the latest news about their favorite tv shows or the latest sales. Loga was the only one with a feed not hacked.
Characters and what we learned
Loga- addicted to her feed, mistakes reality with the virtual world. Always stays up to date with the newest hair trends, not the most supportive friend and very distracted by her feed and her virtual life. Always M chats people and is the gossiping type.
Calista- Is the girls leader, likes to be the center of attention and doesn't like to be behind on trends or hair styles.
Quendy- Jealous from Calista and wants to be the center of attention. Copies Calista and her fashion and hairstyle.
Violet- Down to earth, doesn't like breaking the rules. She had her feed installed at age 7. Tries to resist the feed. Doesn't mind being without her feed. Knows dead languages and has fallen in love with Titus.
Titus- Very addicted to his feed, feels empty without any money to spend. He can't sit still, he is always looking for action and can't stay concentrated on one thing. He doesn't like to be viewed as dumb in front of a girl. Has fallen in love with Violet
Marty and Link- they are also addicted to their feeds and can't stay still. Don't enjoy not being in the virtual world and enjoy breaking rules and partying.
She meant that she wanted to be like all those spoiled kids with their feeds with no care in the world. All they think about is their needs and their personal lives.
lesionsthey have. They don't think about how they ran out of resources they just think of that specific moment and themselves. The media guru showed us a video about a girl who is so addicted to her phone she gets panic attacks if there is no wifi. This is similar to our book because those kids are really addicted to their feeds. They feel clueless and useless without them. The quote master showed us a quote about how violet said she wanted to be normal and we discussed what might their normal be comparing to hers. The connector made connections between how kids in this generation suffer from ADHD and how we are so addicted to our phones we can't sit still or communicate without them, and how those kids in the feed are so addicted to their feeds they can't sit still in the hospital without cussing or just how they get bored from looking at pictures.