July 14, 2013

Bubble World

cover image of Bubble World
Carol Snow

In this sci-fi comedy from Snow, (Switch 2008) 16-year-old Freesia Summers lives on a hidden Pacific paradise somewhere off the coast of California. She needs only to place an order in her portable bubble device to get her smiling mother to serve her breakfast, to choose from the hundreds of outfits she owns, or to communicate with friends. Everyone on the island, including Freesia, looks beautiful and goes to parties every night. Yet glitches occur as the program generating this virtual world begins to crash. Freesia is banished to the "mainland" where there are ugly people, school is hard, and families are dysfunctional.