Review: Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

Title: Catfishing on Catnet
Author: Naomi Kritzer
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 304

Content Warnings: discussion of genitalia, queerphobia, ableism, abuse, racism, police misconduct, kidnapping, mutilation, torture, hospitals, medical procedures, house fire

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How much does the internet know about YOU? A thought-provoking near future YA thriller that could not be more timely as it explores issues of online privacy, artificial intelligence, and the power and perils of social networks.

Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet—a social media site where users upload cat pictures—a place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesn’t know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I.

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