This book takes place in the not so distant future where everything is done by computer. School (Maddie's father is the creator of digital school), shopping, socializing, even exercise. There are no book made of paper. There are no real trees, they are now synthetic, and it's not very common to actually come in contact with real people anymore. Maddie does play soccer, but that is the only time she is around real people besides her family. She is pretty happy just living her mostly digital life, until she meets Justin online and he asks her to meet him at a study group. She becomes completely drawn to him, and enjoys having real company and being around an actual person. She learns that he belongs to a group that is trying to take down the digital world and get back to "old times". Maddie really likes the people who she has met, but when it comes down to it she has to make a choice between this longing for freedom from the digital world, and her family. This book was so great and I couldn't put it down. The story seems realistic. This is a very highly recommended read.