Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn
A guest review from Teen Room Staff Marisa!
Very LeFreak (Veronica) loves technology. She can't live without her laptop, phone, and especially her iPod. Very stops sleeping and going to class, in favor of spending her time searching for El Virus, her secret online flirtation who disappeared from the Interwebs. She even manages to get fired from her easy job on her college campus. Because her dead mother dragged her all over the world instead of settling down, Very relies on a scholarship to stay in school. Her only relative is a great aunt who doesn't tolerate her habits of smoking and swearing. When Very is in danger of losing her scholarship, along with the potential she had, her friends and dean convince her to give up her gadgets and go to rehab in the middle-of-nowhere Vermont, where she finally has to address all of her issues: her addiction to technology, the guilt she has from her mother's death, and most importantly, what she is going to do with her life.
I absolutely loved Very. There was something about her crazy, eccentric personality that made me keep reading. This book is one of the only books I've read with a character in college, and Very is such a different college student than I would be: getting nothing done except organizing flash mobs and huge parties. I felt like I could live vicariously through her rash behavior. This is also the only book I've read that addresses technology as something that can be addicting and can destroy your life. This books is definitely for high school and college students - especially those who spend excessive amounts of time on Facebook.