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HERE IS ONE GRAPHIC NOVEL ON THE
HOTTEST ISSUE OF THE DAY!
NETWORKED: CARABELLA ON THE RUN
Mark BADGER, Gerard JONES
Some alien invasions are loud and bloody...some are quiet and friendly. The blue-skinned girl named Carabella thinks she's escaping the oppression of her own world, but instead she's exposing the earth to an invasion so soft and friendly that everyone welcomes it-until Carabella herself sees what's happening and tries to make someone, anyone see that our websites and our cell phones are being used to steal first the privacy and then the freedom of everyone on earth.
"Jones and Badger do a masterful job of keeping things light and frothily entertaining on the surface, despite the foreboding and seriousness of their message." -The Miami Herald
"Teens will devour the action, suspense, and drama. The illustrations are amazing and add to the thrill of this graphic novel." --Library Media Connection
"If you're a fan of techno-thrillers, you'll enjoy this read. It's refreshing to see a fast-paced adventure with some real ideas behind it." -Comics Worth Reading
"Carabella is such an engaging action heroine that she holds interest and empathy. With loose, enthusiastic color art."
"This cautionary tale outstrips simple purposefulness to provide a rip-roaring good story. Without resorting to didacticism or slowing the action, each character provides a point of view that requires careful reader evaluation to weigh the thoughtful mix of fact and opinion. This package offers much for casual readers as well as book groups and curriculum designers." -Booklist
"In the world of Networked, the enemy of personal freedom is less our government and more avaricious moneymen (in collusion with the gummint, of course) looking for ways to mold a compliant consumer class. In its way, this book reads like a lighter updating of seventies era paranoid movie thrillers like The Conversation. Some story conflicts never lose their relevance-unfortunately."
"There are some strong messages here and plenty of food for thought. Presenting this information embedded within an entertaining graphic novel was a great approach. With luck, we'll be seeing Carabella again." -ComicMix/IMDb
"For classes that are exploring the topic of privacy, Carabella and her college-age buddies can offer students a valuable lesson. A Teachers' Guide is offered at PrivacyActivism to assist."
-School Library Journal
6x9, 128pp., full color trade paperback: $12.99,