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I'm a librarian based in the UK who loves books. I'm happiest when I'm either talking about them, reading them or buying them. This blog is dedicated mainly to my addiction to YA fiction but you will also find some adult and non-fiction book reviews as well.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Root - an interactive story from Guardian Teen Books

I've just heard about an exciting new project from Guardian Teen Books that I'll definitely be checking out!  Interactive fiction sounds like it could be the next best thing and this looks like a really interesting method of storytelling.

Guardian Teen Books has partnered with Random House for a new interactive, serialised story called Root - a fast-paced thriller set in the shadowy world of computer hacking and espionage. Every weekday for six weeks a new chapter will be released on the Guardian website.  The content will be directly influenced by readers’ contributions, such as their ideas for characters' personalities and skills.

The heroine Molly Root is a 15 year old computer genius whose friend Danny is killed after being caught stealing priceless data from a ruthless global corporation. Now she's in over her head. So far Molly Root's mission to get to the bottom of her best friend's murder has taken her on a perilous trail across London. Her key lead is a dodgy police detective - and her attempts to expose his shady contacts are testing her ingenuity to the limits.

As well as incorporating suggestions from readers, the story will also be brought to life via several social media platforms. For example, Guardian Teen Books' Twitter and Facebook accounts will be providing behind the scenes updates of how Molly is progressing, along with clips on Audioboo featuring the voicemails that Molly has discovered. This will be accompanied by onsite quizzes and photo puzzles on Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. Hi new follower, hoping you will follow us back at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com (also from the UK) thks in advance xx

    Pop on over wed-fris for our weekly book blog hop - includes blogs, goodreads, book giveaway (uk inclusive) linkies, plus 'authors who welcome uk book reviewers' linky.

    Here also is our uk book bloggers page http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/p/uk-book-blogger-help.html

    Feels like im writing a story lolx Im also in the middle of setting up a group on book blogs - uk book reviews and authors who welcome them, although not finished your more than welcome to join http://bookblogs.ning.com/group/uk-book-reviewers-and-authors-who-welcome-them xx

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