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Kacvinsky, Katie

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US author whose work has been restricted to the Young Adult market, with an emphasis on teenage romances; in the Maddie sequence beginning with Awaken (2011), this pattern is integrated with some smoothness into an sf world: a Near Future California whose Dystopian nature is sensed by the young protagonist when she finds it extremely difficult to leave the Computer- and internet-driven Media Landscape whose claustrophobic protectiveness is more or less mandatory. Romance with a rebel splits this wide open. In further volumes Maddie suffers detention Middle Ground (2012) and engages in genuine rebellion against her father, an important figure in the political system, in Still Point (2014). [JC]

Katie Kacvinsky



series (selected)


  • Awaken (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) [Maddie: hb/]
  • Middle Ground (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) [Maddie: hb/]
  • Maddie's Tattoo (no place given: Amazon Digital Services, 2013) [story: ebook: Maddie: na/]
  • Still Point (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) [ebook: Maddie: na/]


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