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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 136
Themes: technology addiction, cell phones, responsibility, Facebook
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2012
Fry Reading Level: 2.3
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Since moving hundreds of miles to a new school, Daria has become increasingly dependent on her cell phone. Texts, Facebook and phone calls are her only connection to her friends in Calgary, and Daria needs to know everything that is going on at home to feel connected to her old life. Her cell phone habit looks a lot like addiction to her mother and to her new friend Cleo. Daria dismisses the idea of technology addiction as foolish until her habit puts a life in danger.

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