Decelerate Blue

Decelerate Blue

Book - 2017
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The future waits for no one. In this new world, speed and efficiency are everything, and the populace zooms along in a perpetually stimulated haze. Angela thinks she's the only person in her family - maybe the only person on the planet - who sees anything wrong with this picture. But the truth is she's not alone. Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their Utopian experiment?
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2017.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596431096
Branch Call Number: FIC Rapp
Characteristics: 188 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cavallaro, Michael 1969-


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JCLAndrewE Jun 18, 2018

A poignant look at a world in which brevity, and efficiency have become the enforced norm. This brilliantly written, dark mirror is ever more relevant as our culture races towards some perfect efficiency. What do we give up when our very mode of communication becomes so adulterated that basic human thoughts, emotions, and experiences are unable to be expressed as they are complex, and thus not adaptable to brevity? Following the life of a teenage girl and her attempt to break free of the cold and efficient world she was born into.

Jul 30, 2017

A dystopian future where it's all about going fast. Everyone is supposed to use contractions, watch 10 minute "hyper movies", and read condensed versions of old books. Its taboo to slow down and enjoy the small things. Our lead doesn't like the fast pace of the world and falls into an underground of dissenters. It has the bones of an interesting concept, but the characters just didn't feel quite fleshed enough and I wanted more story development. Still a solid read with interesting points on where the world could easily fall.

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