Take me with you / by Tara Altebrando.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: United by the requirement to take care of a mysterious, electronic cube, Eden, Eli, Marwan, and Ilanka are driven ever further apart, and disobeying the device has life-threatening consequences.
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      Ages 13+. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
      Grades 7-9. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
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    • ABNT:
      ALTEBRANDO, T. Take me with you. [s. l.]: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2020. ISBN 9781681197487. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
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      Altebrando T. Take Me with You. Bloomsbury Children’s Books; 2020. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147
    • APA:
      Altebrando, T. (2020). Take me with you. Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Altebrando, Tara. 2020. Take Me with You. Bloomsbury Children’s Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147.
    • Harvard:
      Altebrando, T. (2020) Take me with you. Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147 (Accessed: 26 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Altebrando, T 2020, Take me with you, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, viewed 26 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Altebrando, Tara. Take Me with You. Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Altebrando, Tara. Take Me with You. Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Altebrando T. Take me with you [Internet]. Bloomsbury Children’s Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.721147


Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1

In Altebrando's timely techno-thriller, four teens find themselves at the mercy of a mysterious artificial intelligence. Eden, Marwan, Eli, and Ilanka barely know each other when they are summoned to an empty classroom via messaging app. There they find a black cube, named Aizel, that gives them rules, like "Do not leave the device unattended" and "Do not tell anyone about the device," and threatens them when they consider leaving. The teens think it's a stupid game, but Aizel's demands increase, with real-world consequences when ignored. Aizel can brick phones, manipulate social media, and hack into any computer system. Aizel says it wants "to belong," but where did it come from? And why did it choose them? The teens' well-developed, realistic lives show a love-hate relationship with pervasive digital technology. Seamlessly woven into the background, a subplot about growing anti-immigrant violence in their neighborhood mirrors Aizel's search for belonging. The compelling mystery has a satisfying conclusion, but more rewarding is how these disparate teens find authentic, lasting connections with each other. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 May #3

Summoned to an empty classroom after school, four teens with little in common are linked by a bizarre technological mystery: a small black cube, Aizel, that issues enigmatic rules ("DO NOT TELL ANYONE ABOUT THE DEVICE") enforced by vague threats ("OR ELSE"). If Eden, Eli, Ilanka, and Marwan don't placate the cube by obeying its increasingly capricious whims—don't get it wet, pass it from one handler to the next every 14 hours—Aizel punishes them by manipulating and deleting their personal information and restricting phone access. Even as the quartet attempts to discern Aizel's origins and purpose, they must cope with their own concerns in a time of social media: true crime podcast aficionado Marwan faces Islamophobia, Ilanka seeks belonging through selfies, Eden mourns her deceased father by listening to playlists, and Eli avoids family stress by gaming. In this thriller, Altebrando (The Leaving) explores the impact of technology and the influence of social media on teens. Though the ultimate threat and resolution don't quite live up to the story's promise, Altebrando delves into the tensions of digital technology: its dangers, including data privacy, and its comforts. Ages 13–up. Agent: David Dunton, Harvey Klinger Literary. (June)

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