Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (167) The Takedown

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:08 PM with 1 comment
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


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The Takedown

Author: Corrie Wang

Publisher: Freeform
Release Date: April 11, 2017

Goodreads:

Kyla Cheng doesn't expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn't need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she's president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don't just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla's even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed.

Until someone takes issue with this arrangement.

A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla "doing it" with her crush-worthy English teacher is uploaded to her school's website. It instantly goes viral, but here's the thing: it's not Kyla in the video. With time running out, Kyla delves into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers in an attempt to do the impossible-take something off the internet-all while dealing with the fallout from her own karmic footprint. Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, The Takedown is a stylish, propulsive, and provocative whodunit, asking who would you rely on if your tech turned against you?


Why I'm Excited:
I often think about how glad I am to have been a teenage in the age before social media. It's insane how important the internet and social media sites have become to teenage friendships. The worst thing I had to deal with were vicious 3 way calling attacks. This sounds intriguing. Especially the near-future aspect. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one. 

What are you waiting for on this Wednesday? Link me up!

1 comment:

  1. Gah. This doesn't sound fun at all. I'll leave you to it. Lol.

    ReplyDelete

Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!