How much does the internet know about YOU?
What if the internet knows everything about you? What if it knows you better than you know yourself? What if the internet were a sentient A.I. who loves cat pictures?
Steph hasn’t stayed in one place 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.
When a threat from Steph’s past catches up to her and ChesireCat’s existence is discovered by outsiders, it’s up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.
A surprising, heartfelt near-future YA thriller about the topical issues of online privacy and out-of-control technology, and the importance of making connections and friendships in an increasingly fragmented society by award-winning author Naomi Kritzer, whose short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula.
Naomi Kritzer is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and several novels for adults, including two trilogies for Bantam. Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” was a Locus and Hugo Award-winner and a finalist for the Nebula Award. It inspired her YA debut, Catfishing on CatNet, also a Nebula Award finalist. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.