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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,027 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Westerfeld Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9780307283900
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We are all around you.
You don’t think about us much, because we are invisible. Well, not exactly invisible. A lot of us have hair dyed in four colors, or wear five-inch platform sneakers, or carry enough metal in our skin that it’s a hassle getting on an airplane. Quite visible, actually, come to think of it.
But we don’t wear signs saying what we are. After all, if you knew what we were up to, we couldn’t work our magic. We have to observe carefully, and push and prompt you in ways you don’t notice. Like good teachers, we let you think you’ve discovered the truth on your own.
And you need us. Someone has to guide you, to mold you, to make sure that today turns into yesterday on schedule. Because frankly, without us to monitor the situation, who knows what would get crammed down your throats?
It’s not like you can just start making your own decisions, after all.

Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big-pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people at the peak of the cool pyramid.
Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque is a Trend setter, on the second level of the pyramid. His job: find the newest, coolest thing for the retail market. His MO: observe, don’t get involved. But from the moment he meets Innovator Jen James, he can’t help getting involved in a big way.
Part love story, part mystery, part stinging satire, Scott Westerfeld’s spellbinding new novel will make you question everything you’ve ever believed about how to be cool.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “This entertaining adventure doubles as a smart critique on marketing and our consumer culture.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The dialogue is snappy-and Hunter, whose anxiety underlies his need to be cool, is a charming narrator with an original take on teen life.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Landon | 2/17/2014

    " This was a little confusing in parts, but still quite entertaining. Makes you think about trends and who it is who's deciding what is cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 2/13/2014

    " Really like this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ita | 2/10/2014

    " Liked it a lot. Interesting characters, fast-moving plot, and a cool idea behind it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle. Tsunami. | 1/19/2014

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliy | 1/17/2014

    " I learned the fashion prymaid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lark | 1/17/2014

    " Westerfield is always interesting and appears to have gotten the kink out of his early writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christen | 1/6/2014

    " Quick, engaging story. Loved the idea behind the plot; characters were cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefani | 1/2/2014

    " A crazy fun story full of mystery, missing people, disguises, and plots to shift the cool pyramid. In Westerfeld style, there is a ton of facts that fit nicely into the story. I would recommend this to just about anyone who wants an interesting, fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marydcollett | 12/23/2013

    " A fun, quick read and an interesting look at pop culture. It reminded me of my cousin who is a definite innovator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 11/23/2013

    " This book was amazing! It sucked me in from the start! I loved it you should totally read it next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alisonwonderland | 11/15/2013

    " Fun satirical look at what's cool. The last 1/3 wasn't as good as the first 2/3s. Similar feel in some ways to Peeps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/9/2013

    " This was one of Westerfeld's earlier novels and i'm afraid it shows. This book was fairly interesting but it moved rather slowly. Another problem was that some things were not clearly enough explained. Don't get me wrong though i still enjoyed it over all just not as much as some of his later books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miley Cyrus | 8/31/2013

    " that life may hav changes, but they will always b 4 the best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 8/24/2013

    " SO much better than Uglies. It's laugh-out-loud funny (and so entertaining when you're trying to guess what brand Hunter is being cryptic about). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chezsa | 8/14/2013

    " This is definitely one of my favourite books. The concept is rather unique, and rather unexpected. I have never read a book about "cool hunters" and by reading this it got me more interested in different things, and exploring new interests. It really is a great, unique, and funny book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/22/2013

    " A very interesting story with a unique perspective on fashion trends. Full of wit, suspense, shockers, and a dash of romance. Very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 11/4/2012

    " pretty "cool" book, it really kept me reading. I liked the characters for the most part but sometimes the main character changed his style a bit and it really didnt suit him "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 6/22/2012

    " This was a fun and fast read. Although it concerns a subject that I have little interest in (fashion), this teen novel was full of enough satire to really keep me hooked. Definitely want to check out more by this guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenaia | 2/18/2012

    " This is an amazing book, and the subject really make you think abut how things become 'cool.' However, at some points the plot was just downright confusing, and what was going on was rather difficult to grasp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amber | 1/27/2012

    " I love Westerfeld. This one is rather like Peeps though without vampires or anything more sinister than bad fashion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter M | 12/14/2011

    " I remember liking this, finding it a little short but the concept of style seeking kids kept me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 5/5/2011

    " Echoes of William Gibson's Pattern Recognition. A great dissection of advertising culture and the need to fit in. Fast paced and suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 4/25/2011

    " The story gets a solid 3 stars. Add in the social commentary, references and humor? Bumped up to four. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 4/24/2011

    " if you liked peeps, and you like shoes, you'll like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Telicia | 4/20/2011

    " This book was really cool. It was interesting to see the perspective of setting trends instead of following them, and the idea of innovators was weird to think about, because you don't normally think about who the first person to wear a hat backwards or to tie their shoes the normal way was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 4/16/2011

    " It deserves 3 and 1/2 stars, but it's not an option. I quite liked the characters, although I didn't identify with them as much as I'd like to. The subject matter was a bit, um, unique, and the plot was sometimes difficult to follow. That said, it was imaginative and well paced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/17/2011

    " Not as good as the UGLIES trilogy, but it got me through my daily work commutes. "

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About the Author
Author Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.