Family wants book tossed
Pat Fitzgerald | April 25, 2012
Georgie and Steve North say they are upset that their son, Nicholas, a freshman in the William Monroe Academy, was given the book “Feed,” by M.T. Anderson, to read. They say the book is “trash” and “covered with the F-word.”
According to the inside cover of the Candlewick Press book, “Feed” is about “Titus, whose ability to read write and even think for himself has been almost completely obliterated by his ‘feed,’ a transmitter implanted directly into his brain. Feeds are a crucial part of life for Titus and his friends. After all, how would they know where to party on the moon, how to get bargains at Weatherbee & Crotch, or how to accessorize the mysterious lesions everyone’s been getting? But then Titus meets Violet, a girl who cares about what’s happening to the world and challenges everything Titus and his friends hold dear. A girl who decides to fight the feed.