Offline: A Novel (Paperback)
Meagan is a seventeen-year-old netaholic, addicted to online dating but scared to death to take those online “relationships” offline. Banished by her parents to her gay hippie grandfather’s farm (where the cell reception is terrible!), she is so not looking forward to a techno-free summer of gardening and cleaning house. When two offline boys fall for her at a Netaholics Anonymous meeting, she desperately enlists her bestie Sheila to help extradite herself from such an awkward situation. Good luck with that! Falling in with a ragtag bunch of Luddites, Meagan joins a zany softball team, takes the game of Scrabble to a whole new level, and gets immersed in the world of invertebrate sex—all the while coming to terms with her raging netaholism and discovering the joys and heartbreaks of offline relationships.
Offline is a romantic romp through the dark underbelly of technology. Equally parts serious and ridiculous, this fast paced romantic comedy for adults and young adults gently pokes fun at the perils and pitfalls of the online world. Brian Adams is the author of two award-winning romantic comedies about environmental activism, Love in the Time of Climate Change and KABOOM! In a previous life he was a college professor, desperately trying to get folks to stop texting in class, put away their damn phones, and get the hell outside. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and cat.
About the Author
Brian Adams' most recent book, the YA rom-com environmental activist novel KABOOM!, won gold medals at the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Literary Classics Book Awards. He is also author of the adult cli-fi/rom com novel, Love in the Time of Climate Change, a Forward Reviews 2014 IndieFAB Gold Winner for Humor. He is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Greenfield Community College and lives with his wonderful wife and cat in Northampton, Massachusetts.