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The Hive av Barry Lyga
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The Hive (utgåvan 2019)

av Barry Lyga (Författare), Morgan Baden (Författare), Jennifer Beals (Creator), Tom Jacobson (Creator)

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Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers --- like Cassie's dad --- were powerless against it. But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many "condemns," and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It's safer, fairer and perfectly legal. Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice. But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution. One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she's infamous. And running for her life. With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself --- and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable --- as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive. New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that's gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day.… (mer)
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  mrsabbylee | Jun 16, 2021 |
I struggled with my rating on this one. I would say a good 75% of this book is a solid 4 but there are aspects that brought it down to a 3.5 in the end. The beginning introduces us to Cassie who is dealing with the loss of her well known hacker father. Her and her mother have moved to a new apartment and she's starting a new school. The downfall was Cassie's attitude in the beginning. She is a very angry soul and though I can grasp this is due to her loss it still took a lot away from connecting with her from the start. She came off aggressively angry to the point of angsty teenager. The insta crush connection she makes with the guys was a downside as well. Thankfully though this is a rare appearance as the story progresses.

For readers who don't know much about code this can be a very slow read with the tech talk, innuendos and geeky code jokes. I personally enjoyed a lot of them and there is decent enough explanation behind it all. Like I said though, non-geekers won't enjoy this aspect. There is a LOT of tech talk in the book. My inner nerd is mightily pleased with someone taking the world of coding and wrapping it up into an action packed book though.

The action is the plus side. The HUGE plus side to this novel. Her rush to stay alive and avoid the HIVE mob had me utterly sucked in. The book goes between Cassie's POV and her mother's (Rachel). Having the POV of a mother who will stop at nothing to keep her daughter safe and dealing with the separation during a time of crisis was felt through the pages. I was pissed off and lost right along with the characters. More importantly the unjustified actions/threats of the manipulators and the mob throughout this book really make you take a look at our world today regarding cyber bullying, political corruptness and following the crowd. Could you imagine a world where the citizens can decide your punishment and deal it to you based on your transgression level? Highschoolers, college kids, unknown neighbors coming for you in a rowdy mob to deliver the hand of justice at your doorstep. ( )
  provencal73 | Jan 9, 2020 |
Well done and a decent read but formulaic and unmemorable. ( )
  fionaanne | Nov 20, 2019 |
The first quarter was a lot like living in an angry tumblr post and I almost gave up because I am too young to have blood pressure issues. Once the plot kicked in, that decreased to much less annoying levels. There were still some ideological issues I had with things that popped up here and there (I think the whole “all men are inherently evil” mindset is not a healthy worldview) but I still found the book engaging and well-written.

The actions scenes were a bit ridiculous at times and there was some mild lamp-shading around it which was a little off-putting but I was mostly able to suspend disbelief and go with it. The overall plot points were fairly obvious (it was so obvious where the info leak was that it was physically painful) but the specifics as to how things unfolded kept me interested. And yes, it’s super obvious that the president was modeled on Trump (the speech patterns used were really well done) and I think that may have taken away a little from the message, making it less about social media bullying in the name of justice and directed it to the evil dictator Trump.

Overall, not a perfect book and particularly touch-and-go at the beginning, but I really enjoyed it and found it to be a good read. I’d be hesitant to recommend it to someone not okay with tumblr culture though. ( )
  Aug3Zimm | Nov 12, 2019 |
Literary Merit: Fine
Characterization: Good
Recommended: Recommended
Level: High School and above

Oh boy, this was an interesting read. I read The Hive for a review group at work, and safe to say after finishing it that this isn’t really a book I would normally pick up on my own. I love technology and its advancement and development but this just seemed too real and like something that could come to fruition someday and for me that made this book a bit unlikable. I think overall, it was fine, and it made some good points and did some things I haven’t really seen in YA before, but for the most part it was kind of jarring. I use fiction to escape the real world and its messes, and this felt like something that could happen in the not so far off future.

In the context of the novel, The Hive is a government platform that sanctions people for the way they behave online. Make a rude comment and get too many “condemns” and you could face public embarrassment by a hive mob of people who are ready to do as little as jeer you, to as radical as stone you. When Cassie McKinney makes a not so nice comment about the President’s grandchild, she quickly goes from a Level 1 (public shaming) to a Level 6, meaning she’s to be killed onsite. From there a lot of running and hiding and sabotage takes place as Cassie tries to survive and figure out if Hive justice itself is being sanctioned properly.

This book basically takes the idea of “cancel culture” and kicks it up ten notches. Being killed for a rude comment you made on the internet as a joke? That’s too far. The thing that got me the most was that this book felt like a piece of speculative fiction, and especially with the way the US government is today, this isn’t so far off from something someone might create. The point of the Hive is to give the people the right to dole out justice, but really, it’s all being monitored and controlled by the government. Plot twists along the way reveal what’s actually going on and how these hive mob punishments are being decided, and of course it goes all the way to the top.

Certain aspects of this book could go either way in terms of praise or criticism. After Cassie is determined to be a Level 6, there are a series of tweets from users within the book making comments about Cassie and the punishment she deserves and they ranged from tame to very graphic. Because it’s a work of fiction, I would assume the authors are exploring all types of thinking that any given person may have based on any given situation. Real life twitter itself was probably used for research when writing this book, because there are internet trolls everywhere. Personally, this took me out of the story and gave me that icky feeling. For others, this might work well as a social commentary on our real-world issues with social media and cyber bullying.

Plot aside, this book also had some other hits and misses. The romance was really weird and very insta-love and didn’t really feel necessary, so that was kind of a miss. What I did like was the inclusion of Cassie’s mother. She had real agency throughout the novel and wasn’t just a wayward parent, off in the background. That’s not something I’ve read a lot of in YA, so I did appreciate that.

Overall, this just wasn’t the book for me, but the beautiful thing about opinions and differing taste, is that this could still work really well for someone else. ( )
  SWONroyal | Nov 12, 2019 |
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Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers --- like Cassie's dad --- were powerless against it. But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many "condemns," and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It's safer, fairer and perfectly legal. Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice. But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution. One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she's infamous. And running for her life. With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself --- and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable --- as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive. New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that's gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day.

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