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
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Release Date: April 28, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Drama (Social Issues)
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Sarah Draer pens an intense read with Backlash. This book takes an emotional look at online teenage bullying and the aftereffects that it causes (actually, the ripple effects that it has on everyone as well). I think all teens and their parents should read this book. It's certainly an eye opening read and it may make you think twice about what you do online and the affects it can have on everyone.
This book is written on multiple POV's- the victim Lara, the girl who set the cyber-bullying in motion, the brother of the attacker, and the sister of the victim. I know it seems like a lot of people, but it really makes sense for the story and I think the author hit it out of the park by doing this. Anyway, she gives readers an in depth look at both the after effects of the bullying and what lead up to it. The overall picture of it all is quite spectacular, but pretty depressing as well because so many people were hurt because of jealousies. It's scary to think that this stuff happens in the real world.
The most important components this book touches upon includecyber-bullying , and teen suicide. Nothing is sensationalized in a way that would make a reader want to do it, but rather, is shown as to what it can do to the victims and their families.
I don't need to get into plot because I think my small summation above is enough, but I will say that it's a powerful book and sends a big message- don't cyber-bully. Don't hurt people for the fun of it. And leave your insecurities at the door. A hard feat for many teens these days, but something that should certainly be considered.
I read this book for my TBR challenge!
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