Feed by M.T. Anderson is about a group of teenagers. A boy named Titus is described as gorgeous, because his parents modeled him after a popular actor. He had has the Feed all his life, which is a microchip run by a corporation, hooked into his brain, giving him access to the Internet and television. He and his friends don't even think for themselves, relying on the Feed for instant gratification.
Titus' girlfriend Violet didn't grow up with the Feed, but her parents bought one out peer pressure. Titus is surprised when Violet wants to talk about current events and is able to hand write notes instead of just sending it as an I.M. The other teens think Violet is weird and when she challenges them, they call her names.
The book presents the dilemma of growing technology, capitalism, and knowledge. Except for Violet, there is not a lot of character development. The other kids are so addicted to the Feed, they are the same at the end.