This National Book Award finalist is a thought-provoking dystopian satire that paints a grim picture of an information-overloaded future. Ten years after it was first published, today's readers can't help but notice that society is moving eerily in the direction imagined by the intuitive author when the story was written. Perfect material for a high school book group or report, Feed raises many interesting questions about consumerism and its impact on individuality and independent thought. The story is filled with examples of such absurdity, like the skin lesions caused by the dying planet, which the feed turns into a fashion statement. Through the feed, corporations control virtually all of the information inside a person's head, eliminating the ability to question what's right and to think for themselves. Even schools are controlled by corporations interested in molding perfect consumers. Teens spend much of their time buying things in order to be cool, but the feed maximizes purchases by ensuring that what's cool stays just out of reach. Teens in this book partake in a futuristic version of partying and teen sex is referenced, but seems to be customary in the context of the time period. Language is frequently strong (a-s, sh-t, g-dd-mn, a-shole, h-ll, b-tch, f--kin'). A useful discussion guide and conversation with the author are provided to help get a book discussion started.