Catfishing on CatNet

CatNet #1

Naomi Kritzer

fiction science fiction thriller young adult
lighthearted fast-paced

288 pages | first published 2019

How much does the internet know about YOU?

Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace 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.

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adventurous 66%
lighthearted 58%
tense 58%
mysterious 41%
hopeful 33%
funny 25%
dark 16%
emotional 16%
inspiring 8%
relaxing 8%


fast 83%
medium 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 28%

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