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The Takedown

The Takedown

“Wang’s smart, technocentric debut-Gossip Girl meets M.T. Anderson’s Feed-addresses identity, public perception, and social media skewering.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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. But 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?
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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA), 2018

Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense

On Sale: April 11th 2017

Price: $17.99 / $18.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 384

ISBN-13: 9781484757420

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"Wang has managed to write an exciting, prescient story that brings to mind the unlikely combination of M.T. Anderson's Feed, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, and Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series, with a little of Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy and the cult classic film Heathers thrown in the mix. . . . Highly recommended."—School Library Journal
"Wang's smart, technocentric debut-Gossip Girl meets M.T. Anderson's Feed-addresses identity, public perception, and social media skewering."—Publishers Weekly
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