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Flash Point

A Novel
Kress, Nancy (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she's right to have them. TLN's "Who Knows People, Baby--You?" has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life--on and off camera.
Authors: Kress, Nancy
Title: Flash point
a novel
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Characteristics: 501 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she's right to have them. TLN's "Who Knows People, Baby--You?" has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life--on and off camera.
Audience: 680L
ISBN: 9780670012473
0670012475
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy Kress
Subject Headings: Teenagers Fiction. Reality television programs Fiction. Exploitation Fiction. Teenagers Juvenile fiction. Reality television programs Juvenile fiction. Exploitation Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Teenagers
Reality television programs
Exploitation
Teenagers
Reality television programs
Exploitation
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Jul 29, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Grim, but maybe true. Maybe we are already living in a version of this distopia where the only way to get ahead, out of the hole and into the light is to sacrifice dignity for full exposure in these convoluted reality games. Worth reading.

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