Middle Ground

Middle Ground For four weeks Maddie has been living in Los Angeles trying to be good But no matter how hard she tries something inside her won t be sated She can t live a life of half truths and false pretenses S

For four weeks Maddie has been living in Los Angeles, trying to be good But no matter how hard she tries, something inside her won t be sated She can t live a life of half truths and false pretenses So one night, she says how she really feels.That s all it takes One night One bad decision, and Maddie is thrown into a detention center where she s forced to undergo secrFor four weeks Maddie has been living in Los Angeles, trying to be good But no matter how hard she tries, something inside her won t be sated She can t live a life of half truths and false pretenses So one night, she says how she really feels.That s all it takes One night One bad decision, and Maddie is thrown into a detention center where she s forced to undergo secretive treatment meant to squash her rebellious streak The powers that be call it rehabilitation Maddie calls it torture.Alone, Maddie will not survive But if she can find something to hold on to an image of Justin, their love maybe she can fight And if she s really lucky, maybe she ll even win.

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Middle Ground

  1. I am publishing my latest book in 2017 under the pen name KATIE RAY Be sure to check out my other books First Comes Love, Second Chance, Finally Forever, Awaken, Middle Ground, and Still Point , published under my legal name, KATIE KACVINSKY You can find out about me and my books at my website katieraybooks.wordpress

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  1. Letting go is easy Anyone can do that Love is fighting for someone to stay That s what takes work.My thoughts No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no [...]

  2. Hoap The best and worst thing about this series is that it doesn t seem far fetched I don t generally get into futuristic stuff but this is a world that, sadly, I can imagine becoming reality When Maddie is hauled off to a detention center, it s obviously not going to be a walk in the park The truth behind the gates is actually quite terrifying Jaw droppingly scary And once again, it s not difficult to imagine something like this happening which makes me so sad Maddie s fight to keep her sanity [...]

  3. This was an exciting sequel to the first book Awaken I couldn t put it down and once I was finished I wanted to read it over again It s a wonderful story about the life of a young girl striving for the freedom to experience her life without being controlled by technology It s a scary look into a possible realistic future and it leaves you contemplating your own life and how you are really living it Fantastic read Cannot wait for the next book


  5. Love it It s not my favorite favorite out of the series, it s a little slow, but I still love it I think even though Maddie s stuck in the detention center for a good part of the book that part is still packed with good information and action.

  6. Courtesy of Smash Attack ReadsINTEREST IN BOOK If you ve been paying attention, you know that Awaken was a book that spoke loudly to me I was very wrapped up in the possibility of the scenario I was also very affected by experiencing Maddie s awakening, when Justin assists her in unplugging It was beautiful to watch her reconnecting with her senses and experiencing emotions she never knew existed Being that I m a social worker, I understand how very important socialization and social support is [...]

  7. In this anticipated sequel to Awaken, Middle Ground picks up with Maddie living with her brother in Los Angeles The year is 2060 She s supposed to be in a detention facility, but her father has used his powers to do some fancy paperwork to make it look like she is While Maddie is happy in LA, she misses her boyfriend Justin, who is working at intercepting other kids on their way to the detention facilities and inviting them to join their cause It s their biggest goal to get rid of DS, digital sc [...]

  8. 4.6 starsI have mixed feelings toward this book It was very good, and I enjoyed it But I feel like it was lacking of emotions Or it s just me Like probably I was in bad mood during these days or something I felt empty, and nothing, to be honest.Why did I rate it pretty high Katie s writing quotes are so beautiful and inspiring honestly Or shall I say, Justin Solvi s quotes Or Maddie s lil diary The quotes in this book are beyond beautiful and very meaningful This story has taught me a lot of goo [...]

  9. I really feel like nothing happened to significantly further the storyline She goes into the DC She gets out Books over And so what they rescued one place Now all the people in every other one can t even leave when their time is up How are they celebrating They seem no closer to ending DS I liked Gabe but he didn t seem to join their fight on getting out Or even hooking up with Claire It was never solidly decided who the rat was And poor Pat is just made such a creep throughout this book It real [...]

  10. OH MY GOD She gets in a detention center THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I FUCKING WANTED Yes, yes yes yes yes motherfucking YES Dammit, I hope I love this book And I hope Justin is never in it, ahahahaha Damn yes Hell yes.I think there was something else I was going to say but I read the summary and I forgot it.I hope she writes entries in her journal LOTS of entries 3333Oh, I really love the title of this one 333

  11. Much better than the first one Still not thrilled with how Justin rambles off on these tangents that sound like an inspiring Star Trek monologue than anything anyone would actually say And also if I had to read about Maddie cupping his face one time I was going to throw myself out a window But other than that, this was a good installment Interested to see how the series ends.

  12. JUSTIN SOLVI Damn You You know what I love you bro and right now I am considering you as my Blood Brother Thumbs up of course to MADDIE Haven t I yet told you in that past 1st novel of this novel series time that I love you Guess what I love you even now that what I read after finishing this novel 1 I wondered which emotion was powerful in the human mind fear or desire 2 I tried to distract myself I designed two digital windows in my room because the walls were suffocation I could display any [...]

  13. I was worried that this book wouldn t be as good as the first, but I actually think I liked it even I think the concept of this book is just brilliant, and I think a lot of people would probably benefit from reading this and realizing that, even now, we spend too much time on computers phones tablets what have you Not even that, but I really enjoyed at the end of the book when Maddie s father was talking about how life has always been miserable even without technology taking over because people [...]

  14. I m loving this saga The world in here is fascinating So, this book starts with Maddie in L.A trying to stay out of trouble, until one night she can t help herself and shuts down an online club That gets her into a detention center We get to see what happen inside of them, and it s inhuman They drugged them, implant nightmares and sensations such as fear, to isolate them, so then they would only want a virtual, secure life Justin and their friends, with the help of Gabe, we could say he was kind [...]

  15. Die Covergestaltung ist nicht wirklich aufwendig, einfach das selbe Cover vom ersten Teil, nur eben in blau statt rosa Trotzdem gef llt es mir und es sieht im B cherregal auch ziemlich sch n aus.Ich lasse den Inhalt mal als spoiler aus, da es ja ein zweiter Teil ist, also einfach draufklicken view spoiler Maddie lebt mit den Rebellen ein freies Leben, geht auf Partys, Kinos und hat Spa Nur Justin fehlt ihr Als sie erneut ffentlich rebbeliert, wird sie festgenommen und in ein Gef ngnis gebracht N [...]

  16. This book, like its predecessor, was SO good I have always liked sequels in that they re a little bit relaxed and thought out like there is intellectual action than physical action , and this book had a very good mixture of both It was good to begin to get a sense of the finer details in the storyline, but it also had so many sparks of movement and complications and romance which was seriously ridiculously addicting in this one that kept it going The characters were put through obscenely devas [...]

  17. Cover Das Titelbild des zweiten Bandes ist wie der erste Band aufgebaut Diesmal sind die Farben blau und wei In der Mitte ist das Gesicht von Maddie zu sehen Trotzdem ist es ansprechend Leider kann es nach einer Weile sehr eint nig wirken Gesamt ist das Cover gut gelungen.Meine Meinung Trotz spannenden ersten Band ist dies ein Level oben dr ber Ein wahrhafter, spannender, kleiner Thiller Die Handlung Die Geschichte beginnt erst sehr schleppend Erst als Maddie in die Haftanstalt kommt, wird es au [...]

  18. I didn t really have expectations going into this book so I said I would give it a chance, but it did not prove worth it On the contrary this book made me wish I hadn t wasted my time This will contain spoilers so bear with me.So the book begins and Maddie is living with her brother and is using DS again and not really caring about what she was apparently disgusted with previous book Well ok then Then she goes to a club and decides to hate technology again cause you know she s consistent like th [...]

  19. I realized how hard it that must have been, how much hurt when you know the only way to help someone is to give him distance So I let him go Before I go into a rant of sorts , I would like to start by announcing that I loved the book I didn t want to put it down.Okay, the ending of this book was extremely frustratinga cliffhangerI knew there was going to be a cliffhanger, which is why I attempted to read the book slow as if the difference between one or two days would matterI THINK NOT I did try [...]

  20. Okay let me start off by saying this book seemed so real to me I can t help mentally responding to Pat s ignorance and closed mindedness of Maddie s dad Although they re not exactly on the same side, both of them can t fathom why Justin and Maddie won t give up Life is what it is, he said Life is what you make it I argued.I want to talk about each detail of this book It s so perfect, it would be a pleasure to write it on 10 paged paper Or maybe i just think too much i need that much of paper Any [...]

  21. In less words Feeling very much like Maddie during a scene in which she has to define herself in a 29 question questionnaire, I abhor the idea of trying to manipulate your interest in reading this book by using a mere paragraph Blech Because you must be manipulated, cajoled, tricked, beaten into reading MIDDLE GROUND by Katie Kacvinsky It may have just bumped itself up to my number one slot on my list of favorite books of the year My wariness toward this sequel was utterly unfounded, and, honest [...]

  22. PER FEC TION I finished this book in an hour and fifty minutes flatEAKING EPIC.Maddie has now been sent to a correctional facility by her BROTHER, Joe,the ass see update on my profile , where they try to break into her mind and restore her to being some kind of digital freak.Seriously Said book is eye opening Kacvinsky s writing style is something to be admired It makes you actually believe in what she writes, which is not something very many authors can pull off.Okay So first, the book starts o [...]

  23. There s something about Middle Ground s world and society that makes you want to question how we use technology in our every day lives This is why I found this book so realistic Maddie does seem to make rash decisions in this one and I couldn t help but shake my head when she did it Even though the story continued on, I felt that the society and the plot that was in the first book, Awaken went on pause This might even be a filler book as most second books are , where the emphasis is on the chara [...]

  24. Won an ARC from her get unplugged contest I honestly have to say I was a bit disappointed with this one Too much inner monologue and preaching, it got boring after a while A lot of readers pointed out that this was one of Justin s flaws in Awaken I didn t mind so much, because I really liked Awaken , so I would have thought the author already fixed her tendencies to over ruminate Katie Kacvinsky really needs to understand the writing concept of showing, not telling On a positive note, Maddie k [...]

  25. Jag hade p ett eller annat s tt r knat med att den h r boken inte kunde vara lika bra som f rsta, f r den f rsta blew my mind Men nd var Middle Ground h ftig och underbar p sitt s tt Den fick mig att rysa tusen g nger om och jag imponerad nd att det blev s bra som det blev Men den kan tyv rr inte sl f rsta boken Det enda som r lite difust f r mig r att jag har ingen aning om vad kommer att h nda i n sta bok Varf r kan inte problemet f ligga lite i luften f r att peppa upp en f r sista boken

  26. I read the first book ages ago and finally got around to this one I m on a quest to read books that have been on my to read shelf forever After all the wait mehThe first book was much better However, I do love the main character, with her spunky ways she is fun to read I especially loved the scene when they were in the nightclub and how she dressed her avatar in sweatpants and slippers I also wish they had wrapped it up with this book because I m not really interested in reading a third one.

  27. In my opinion this book is way to underrated and not acknowledged enough Scarily possible developments of society are portrayed, soooo chillingly realistic.Plus I like Justin again Relief as I wasn t too fond of him inbetween Kacvinsky has a very fluent style, thoroughly enjoyed this book

  28. Was ich an dieser Dystopie so gerne mag ist, dass sie realer als andere ist Eine so digitalisierte Welt ist viel greifbarer und wirkt erschreckender Trotzdem kann ich mich nicht mit Justin und Maddies Liebe zu ihm anfreunden, ich konnte mich da kaum reinf hlen.

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