Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: #scandal

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

#scandal by Sarah Ockler
Pub. Date: June 17, 2014


Goodreads says, "Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time. When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral. By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation.  Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate. There’s just one snag—Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love..."

So, of course, I love books all about the drama, but #scandal seems like a timely read, especially because it examines the role that social media plays in teenagers' lives. I can't imagine dealing with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, all while growing up.  Being a teenager was hard enough without those things.  What do you guys think? 

11 comments:

  1. Sarah Ockler is a genius. I'm always a bit wary of cyber-bullying novels because I've yet to read a really great one, but I'm really intrigued, too! Wonderful pick this week, Christina! :)

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    1. I know, right?! I loved Twenty Boy Summer. Thanks for visiting, Melissa.

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  2. This one looks awesome!

    Thanks for sharing <3

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  3. So with you. This one sounds amazing. I can't even imagine having to deal with social media as a teenager. I'm glad I didn't have to deal with all that crap growing up. I LOVE this cover, too. Great pick!
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  4. Cool pick! I'm also looking forward to reading this one.
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  5. I want to read this one too and I agree that it is a timely topic. Good pick!

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  6. Ive never read a Sara Ockler book but I've heard good things. Maybe I'll start with this one.

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  7. Thanks for visiting my WoW, everyone! I appreciate it. :)

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