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If you think life is intense now, for Taylor and Barrett it’s, like, totally dire!

ADS R US is set in a modern industrialised city in the near future, where advertising is a constant stream of inescapable information, and corporations sponsor everything from music to schools. Barrett Trent has been raised outside the mainstream society in a Luddite cult called Simplicity, but following the death of his uncle, he goes to live in the city with his Aunt Cara, Uncle Adrian and cousin, Taylor. But his aunt and uncle have a hidden agenda - they work for a company called Ads for Life, which promotes advertising and uses it covertly for political gain. They see Barrett as the perfect guinea pig for their experiments into the effect of advertising on an untouched mind. But Barrett may prove harder to crack than they think…

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‘Teens will find this a fascinating story and it would also have excellent classroom application, with plenty of room for discussion of advertising, peer-pressure, privacy and more.’ AUSSIEREVIEWS.COM

‘Carmichael plays to her strengths, sketching out a fascinating future landscape and working towards a thrilling mystery story. Those who enjoyed Carmichael's classic 'Virtual Realities' series will find much to enjoy here’ AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER & PUBLISHER

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'Claire Carmichael's skill at picking cultural, commercial and scientific trends and taking them one step further into the future has triumphed once again. Hitting close to the bone, this book is a great insight into today's society and where we are headed.'

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741660470

    May 1, 2006

    Random House Australia Children's

    272 pages

    RRP $22.99

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