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Backlash

Sarah Darer Littman

Paperback

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Digital Audiobook (2/18/2019)
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Description

In critically acclaimed author Sarah Darer Littman's gripping new novel what happens online doesn't always stay online . . .

Lara just got told off on Facebook. She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school's homecoming dance. It's been a long time since Lara's felt this bad, this depressed. She's worked really hard since starting high school to be happy and make new friends.Bree used to be BBFs with overweight, depressed Lara in middle school, but constantly listening to Lara's problems got to be too much. Bree's secretly glad that Christian's pointed out Lara's flaws to the world. Lara's not nearly as great as everyone thinks.After weeks of talking online, Lara thought she knew Christian, so what's with this sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse - are they true?But no one realized just how far Christian's harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree. As online life collides with real life, the truth starts to come together and the backlash is even more devastating than anyone could have imagined.


Praise For Backlash

Praise for Backlash"This is a powerful and credible story that illustrates the perils of immature decisions andexplores the wide-reaching ripple effect of destructive actions thought by the perpetrators as 'fun.'" --Booklist"Littman pens a raw, frighteningly realistic, and absorbing look at cyberbullying and the damaging effects of airing private trauma in a public forum." --Publishers Weekly"This novel thoughtfully balances the four alternating perspectives, giving an element of humanity even to the perpetrators of severe bullying while maintaining a strong moral judgment." --School Library JournalPraise for Want to Go Private?"A bold investigation of a potentially lethal, if common, mixture for teen girls: emotional immaturity, technology, and emerging sexuality." --Los Angeles Times"Littman pens a harrowing cautionary tale about the dangers that lurk online." --Publishers Weekly"This book is a compelling, if not disturbing, read." --School Library Journal

Praise for Backlash"This is a powerful and credible story that illustrates the perils of immature decisions andexplores the wide-reaching ripple effect of destructive actions thought by the perpetrators as 'fun.'" --Booklist"Littman pens a raw, frighteningly realistic, and absorbing look at cyberbullying and the damaging effects of airing private trauma in a public forum." --Publishers Weekly"This novel thoughtfully balances the four alternating perspectives, giving an element of humanity even to the perpetrators of severe bullying while maintaining a strong moral judgment." --School Library JournalPraise for Want to Go Private?"A bold investigation of a potentially lethal, if common, mixture for teen girls: emotional immaturity, technology, and emerging sexuality." --Los Angeles Times"Littman pens a harrowing cautionary tale about the dangers that lurk online." --Publishers Weekly"This book is a compelling, if not disturbing, read." --School Library Journal

Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780545924146, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2016



About the Author

Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Some Kind of Hate; Deepfake, Backlash; Want to Go Private?; Anything But Okay; In Case You Missed It; Life, After; and Purge. She is also an award-winning news columnist and teaches writing at Western Connecticut State University and with the Yale Writers' Workshop. Sarah lives in Connecticut with her family in a house that never seems to have enough bookshelves. You can visit her online at sarahdarerlittman.com.