I just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers. In three words: this book sucks. Its a dystopian book where a Facebook-like company called The Circle is slowly taking over the lives of the inhabitants of earth. The goal of the company is to "complete the circle", in other words; for all knowledge about everything ever to be out in the open, in a fully transparent world. We follow the lead character of Mae Holland. She is a young woman from Fresno who lands a prestigious job at the Circle HQ via a friend. We see her slowly moving up through the company ranks. And that's about all there is to it. There are some uninteresting love affairs, but we mostly follow Mae as she goes through her day to day work. The ever increasing hold of the Circle on daily life is the only interesting aspect about this book. We see politicians going"full transparent" (cameras follow their every move), we see sensor installed in children so we can track location so that they can never be kidnapped again, we see software that can dig through records to fully reconstruct someone's heritage etc. This stuff is pretty cool to see and the parallels with already existing tech doesn't go unnoticed. This can't save the book though. I think the target audience is pubescent girls, as the tone-of -voice is similar to that in The Hunger Games, Divergent, Twilight etc (don't ask me how I know... ) This pile of garbage gets a 2/10 (1 GoodRead Star).