Loved the premise of this movie with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco even if it went off the rails towards the end. And so, on one of those Barnes and Noble mornings where É was running around I ripped through the book NERVE that inspired the movie. Nice quick pacing, plotting, strong language (resonant of The Hunger Games), and should reveal the desire of younger readers to understand how/why they feel like they are constantly being watched or studied or digitally rated via likes/follows etc. There’s a fundamentally philosophical problem we don’t yet understand: what constant surveillance or an assumed digital panopticon will do to the development of the next generation. Also, still looking to see this represented formally or typographically on the page, where the texts interrupt reality, whereas in NERVE they were often interspersed expositionally. Anyway, good book. Entertaining movie.img_2970-1.jpg