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The Takedown

The Takedown

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

On Sale: April 10th 2018

Price: $9.99 / $10.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 384

ISBN-13: 9781484758403

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Praise

*"An exciting, prescient story... Highly recommended for all YA collections."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Kyle's determination to unmask her tormentor will have readers riveted... Wang takes on stereotypes of women and girls while creating a vision of the future that will chill readers for its prescience."—Publishers Weekly
"Wang brilliantly balances the complexity of lives lived online, teenage relationships and insecurities, and the double standard of slut shaming... A thought-provoking, entertaining read."—Kirkus
"Snappy dialogue, a keen empathy for the pressure cooker of high school, and a wryly self-conscious narrative tone combine for a page-turner that... is extremely relevant right now."—Booklist
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