I Read YA 2015 – Day 5

22 May

Thanks for hanging out with me during this week of #IReadYA, Squinks.  This last title for you is a heavy one – you might need the entire weekend to digest it all.

 

Backlash 

From the publisher (Scholastic):

She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school’s homecoming dance. They’ve been talking online for weeks, so what’s with the sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse—are they true?

It’s been a long time since Lara’s felt this bad, this depressed, this ugly. She’s worked really hard to become pretty and happy – and make new friends after what happened in middle school.

Bree used to be best friends with overweight, depressed Lara, but constantly listening to Lara’s issues got to be too much. Secretly, Bree’s glad Christian called Lara out. Lara’s not nearly as amazing as people think. But no one realized just how far Christian’s harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree.

As online life collides with real life, things spiral out of control, and not just for Lara. Because when the truth starts to come together, the backlash is even more devastating than anyone could have ever imagined.

 

Sarah Darer Littman’s novels are packed with the feels to punch you in the gut.  There’s so much life in her characters, and her stories are often so topical, you’d think she was just describing something that happened last week.  I’ve only read a sample of this, her latest work, but you’ll soon find a copy in our library.  I hope you find time to read this, and if you do, let me know how much it touches you, too.

 

I Read YA - Purple 

Thanks for chatting with me this week about some of the YA titles that you’ve loved or that have changed your lives.  You still have time to win some prizes!  Click on the icon above to find out more to enter!  And don’t forget, just because #IReadYA week is officially over, it doesn’t mean you’ve got to stop reading YA!!  As if.  Keep reading … You’re always welcome to let me know what you’ve loved and loathed in YA.

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