Sunday, March 9, 2014

Review: Maddie's Tattoo by Katie Kacvinsky

Maddie's Tattoo is a 28 page short story that takes place prior to the first book in the Awaken series.  It has been a little over a year since I finished reading Middle Ground, so it was nice to get a refresher before the release of Still Point this September.

The book gives us a taste of how Maddie began interacting with others who are not DS supporters.  She wants to experience the world and see things with her own eyes.  She doesn't want to only have access to content the administrators of DS feel is appropriate and safe for her to experience.

I honestly do not recall Maddie's tattoo being mentioned in either Awaken or Middle Ground.  If it was, it wasn't a significant part of the series and it did not leave a lasting impression.  The story behind how she decided upon the image she used and where she acquired it is revealed.  Based upon some of the comments Katie has made, I believe this knowledge will greatly enhance one's ability to understand and appreciate some of the content in Still Point.  I have a very good idea how this will eventually play out, but I am not going to give any spoilers.

Overall, I felt like it was a nice addition to the series.  It provides some additional background information, but it wasn't as gripping as the other books in the series.

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