All the Lonely People

All the Lonely People

Everyone tells Kat that her online personality - confident, funny, opinionated - isn't her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. All t Everyone tells Kat that her online personality - confident, funny, opinionated - isn't her true self. Kat knows other...

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Title:All the Lonely People
Author:David Owen
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:All the Lonely People
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:308 pages pages

All the Lonely People Reviews

  • Emily May
    Dec 11, 2018
    Edit: I didn't realize until it was pointed out in the comments that I accidentally stated Kat's romance was "with a boy", which it was not. I'm sorry for misleading anyone who read my review. I can only assume that I'm just so used to writing about that trope that I did it on autopilo...
  • Shannon
    Dec 05, 2018
    Full review to come shortly ! (04/12/18) ************ Full Review on my blog here!! (06/12/19) A huge thank you to Atom Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my full and honest review. This is one of my most anticipated releases of next year and let me sa...
  • Katie
    Jan 10, 2019
    I appreciate what the author was trying to show about the importance of human connection in this new young adult fantasy novel. When Kat loses her entire online identity after being cyber-bullied, she literally starts to fade and become invisible. She finds out there are other lonely s...
  • Silvia
    Jan 07, 2019
    I was provided with a digital ARC of this book by NetGallet and the publishing house, Little, Brown Book Group UK in exchange of an honest review. "All The Lonely People" is a really powerful YA book that is told with a dual point of a view, Kat's and Wesley's. Kat is a quite sh...
  • Alice Oseman
    Dec 25, 2018
    EDIT: Because I don't think enough people are aware of this, and there are some deeply misinformed reviews of this book, THIS BOOK IS QUEER. The central romance is an f/f romance. The boy and girl narrators do not get together. David Owen's newest book is David's best book yet. I we...
  • Etienne
    Mar 08, 2019
    Well... not what I expected! This book was definitely not intend for me and its okay. By it's rating people seem to like it and I respect that, but I didn't. The premise look interesting but it just, really early, fell into a contemporary teenage love/romance, ishh. It also involve que...
  • Steph
    Jan 17, 2019
    So much hatred for some of the males in this story. But so much love for Wes, Jordan, Evie and Kat. I think books like this, ones which deliver a message about being lovely in a world which is always on, are so needed. There?s some HORRIBLE shit that goes down in this story that is s...
  • Erin
    Nov 10, 2018
    The notion of ?the fade? requires a reader to suspend belief for a moment (it?s fiction, so it?s not hard to do) or alternatively using this plot line as a metaphor for feeling invisible in society; this book discusses an important topic in our digital and social media reliant ...
  • Katie (Kitkatscanread)
    Jan 28, 2019
    So at first I was hooked into this book. Then I reached a point where I got lost, then I found myself again. I liked this twisted take on social media. Definitely one to give a try ...
  • Rhona Mitchell Tennant
    May 01, 2019
    This wasn't at all what I expected. Such a disappointment. I loved the blurb of this book and was really excited for a new contemporary YA dealing with issues of identity, acceptance and living online. But then I started reading and I was really disappointed really fast. (vi...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Jan 21, 2019
    Yes. Just yes to all of this. f/f romance that's friendship turned to more, oddly poignant metaphor for when you're so attached to how you perceive yourself online vs. offline you disconnect from the real world, subverting expectations of main boy and girl getting together, a sweet...
  • Natalie TBGWP
    Jan 28, 2019
    I am loving the surge happening in the YA/Teens/Children's Fiction genre that is purposely trying to lift young people up. Trying to make them see real life, see themselves, see each other. To be kind, not only to yourself, but to others. To understand that yes, life isn't a bed of ros...
  • María
    Feb 07, 2019
    2.5 This book has an interesting premise: a girl gets bullied and thrown away from her safe space, her online communities, and starts to fade. The only person who fully remembers her is one of her bullies, who now wants to help her come back. But you know, an interesting premise...
  • Kelly
    Jan 12, 2019
    All The Lonely People is a book that so many readers will be able to relate to. It explores the effects of social media in a way I've not seen in YA books before and ultimately looks at how lonely people can feel in this modern world. The idea of your existence fading without your onli...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    Jan 07, 2019
    The idea of someone disappearing once their online personality has been erased is very intriguing, especially since so many of us have an enormous social life online. The thing that made me want to read All the Lonely People is automatically also the thing that made sure I kept on ...
  • Anniek
    Feb 14, 2019
    I was really hoping to love this. It all sounded very promising and potentially relatable, and it has an f/f romance. But unfortunately, I really didn't enjoy this. That's in part because of how the book made me feel. I've never been someone who needed trigger warnings, but I'm sta...
  • Virginie (chouettblog)
    Jan 01, 2019
    This was a great read! Definitely one to add to your 2019 TBR. Full review up soon! ...
  • Karen Whittard
    Nov 13, 2018
    A refreshing and timely young adult book that tackled many sensitive subjects that affect the lives of teens today. It has strong messages about social media and how important it is to stay safe on line. It shows the importance of real friendship and stoking close to the ones that are ...
  • Emma
    Dec 27, 2018
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "The fade is loneliness made material" This was such an interesting and unique read. The book talks about loneliness in the digital age and I think that the fade was the perfec...
  • Linda
    Feb 20, 2019
    Very well done. ...
  • zaheerah
    Jan 02, 2019
    When Kat becomes the target of an alt-right smear campaign, she has no choice but to erase her entire online presence. Suddenly, Kat is fading, and only The Lonely People know what to do. Wesley realises that people are forgetting Kat and he has to help her, even if he was partially re...
  • Nigethan
    Dec 27, 2018
    Full review @ The Bookbag! I was a little slow to warm to this one, but I got through the second half in the course of a single sitting. Everything - the characters, the plot, the prose - just comes together in superbly satisfying fashion. At its core, this is a genuinely moving sto...
  • Karen Barber
    Jan 11, 2019
    Thanks to NetGalley for allowing me access to a quirky exploration of identity, addressing some of the more toxic elements of social media. Kat has a heavy online presence. There she can be herself. But when she is trolled her life becomes unbearable. Slowly she strips away her online...
  • Hizatul Akmah
    Feb 28, 2019
    actual rating: 4.8/5 this one has one of the most cool but relatable premises ever??? i hope more people would read it and learn how being lonely could set some people so far off the edge. better review will come as soon as i get into a better state of mind. ...
  • Lou
    Jan 11, 2019
    All the Lonely People is a warning about the internet and social media's propensity to attract bad seeds, the blurring of the line between reality and perception, and identity. It's a hybrid of the young adult, coming-of-age and fantasy genres, specifically magical realism. Owen explor...
  • Joelie
    Apr 11, 2019
    I really enjoyed "All the lonely people" it had a modern day "pictures of Dorian Grey" vibe which is a story I absolutely love. I enjoyed our two main protagonists as they come to terms with the reality around them, I found the chapter headings very clever and the image of Kat slowly d...
  • Sophie
    Jan 02, 2019
    I don't think I have enough words to describe how much this book means to me and how much I absolutely loved reading it but I'll try. All the Lonely People is about loneliness and not feeling enough and online communities and all the hatred people can spread through it. Our first p...
  • Salieri
    Jan 07, 2019
    I have mixed feelings about All The Lonely People. There are some great things in it, as well as important takes on our online presence and how gender stereotypes are harmful to boys as well as girls but the way the plot moved forward left me hanging. We follow both Kat, a victim of...
  • Aoife
    Nov 17, 2018
    I wasn't expecting this to take the fantastical twist it did, but that's my own fault for not reading the whole blurb; I was too excited at seeing a new David Owen title. I've been a fan since Fallen Children last year. This one, despite its fantasy overtones, is just as gritty and rea...
  • Sophie Cameron
    Jan 26, 2019
    Brilliant! A really original, nuanced and timely story about a girl forced offline by trolls and a boy trying to detangle himself from the alt-right group that have made her life miserable. It touches on so many relevant topics, and explores the darker side of the internet whilst also ...