ACHUKA Book of the Day 30 May 2022
“A compelling and provocative novel for 10+, asking searching questions about our own online ways of living.” Guardian
“A timely and thrilling adventure based around our digital identities and the ways in which global technology giants can manipulate every aspect of our lives – and even reality itself.” BookTrust
In a digital world it’s hard to know what’s real. Imagine a world where your only friends are virtual, and big tech companies control access to food, healthcare and leisure.
This is Jess’s world. But when she turns fourteen, Jess can go to school with other children for the first time. Most of them hate the ‘real’ world, but Jess begins to question whether the digital world is ‘perfect’ after all. Back home, her sister Chloe’s life-saving medication is getting ever more expensive. Determined to help, Jess risks everything by using skills forbidden in the cyber-world, only to stumble on something explosive. Something that will turn her whole world upside down.
It’s up to Jess to figure out exactly what is real, and what is fake – Chloe’s survival depends on it.
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‘FAKE is simply a terrific novel’
This has made me so happy. Thank you very much for your brilliant review thread, Lesley! 🧡 https://t.co/7bfuNfKOgb
— Ele Fountain (@EleFountain) May 27, 2022