Free to Fall

Free to Fall

Book - 2014
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"In a near-future world where everyone is controlled by their smartphones, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn suddenly begins listening to the voice within--which kids are taught to ignore--and discovers a terrible plot at the heart of the corporation that makes the devices"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062199805
0062199803
Characteristics: 473 pages ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 15, 2017

In a foreseeable future, our conscience is replaced with an app called Lux. Every decision that people make, they must first consult with Lux. Whether it’s what kind of drink they should order, or what college they should apply to. The society is brainwashed by this app but the protagonist, Rory, is not as convinced about Lux’s abilities. She begins to hear a voice within her, telling her to make decisions that seem “irrational”. By using her conscience, she learns about the true nature of Gnosis, the company that developed Lux. All in all, the book was…interesting. The concept of this book was what caught my attention. Imagine what life would be like in twenty years. The ending of this book, however, was a bit too rushed.
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

AL_LESLEY Nov 16, 2016

Creepy premise of an elite group of people who have taken over the brains of the masses through a phone app! It could so happen.

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livieb17
Mar 07, 2015

I loved this book. My sister recommended it to me and I was skeptical about reading it. Now i regret not reading it sooner. I would definitely recommend it to everybody.
It had a totally original plot line. You will LOVE it!! Especially if you are a computer/tech geek. LOL

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samy1
Nov 28, 2014

This book...oh my gosh. I thought it would be, you know, your typical dystopian teen romance (girl meets boy, has to save brainwashed society), but it is so much more than that. It questions the concept of free will, and really looks at what makes us human. This might put some people off, but I think it also has a subtle Christian theme (not just with the Eden reference). This is, hands down, one of the best books I've ever read, and I would definitely recommend it; I'm probably going to buy it...

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Horse_Freak_1712
Nov 28, 2014

THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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stepha89
Jul 12, 2014

Lauren Miller combines a technology conspiracy with questions about free will and trusting oneself to create a thriller whose pages will fly by while making you think.

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emilyswartzer
Jun 05, 2014

I've been looking forward to this one since it was first on goodreads. I mean, a futuristic society with an app that chooses everything you do? It sounded wicked cool. And it delivered. The only reason it got 4 out of 5 stars is one YA cliche that pops up an awful lot: Goody-two-shoes girl falls for bad, tattooed boy. So yeah, it was a minor deduction. Otherwise, it was an amazing read that i would gladly pick up again!

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livieb17
Mar 07, 2015

Coarse Language: Some swearing

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livieb17
Mar 07, 2015

Violence: A little bit. Barely noticable

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stepha89
Jul 12, 2014

Other: Roofies involved in a couple scenes and alluded to in a couple others.

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stepha89
Jul 12, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A couple of emotionally intense death scenes.

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stepha89
Jul 12, 2014

Sexual Content: Allusions to teen sex and pregnancy.

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livieb17
Mar 07, 2015

livieb17 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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stepha89
Jul 12, 2014

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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