Sunday, November 09, 2014

Five YA books that look at social media through a very dark lens

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged five Young Adult that will make you swear off social media forever, including:
Life By Committee, by Corey Ann Haydu

This book. It may feel lighthearted at times, but it’s actually terrifying. When Tabitha’s friends abandon her, she turns to an online committee that runs on a somewhat sinister system of Truth or Dare—users confess a secret, then complete an increasingly high-stakes series of assignments to keep it that way. It’s essentially a confirmation of that thing your parents always warned you about: be careful what you put online, because it will always be there…for other people to blackmail you with. Also, people you think you trust may be major creeps.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Corey Ann Haydu (May 2014).

--Marshal Zeringue