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In Case You Missed It

By Sarah Darer Littman   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545904377 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.93" x 8.57" | Ages 12 & Up

What happens if all your private texts, emails, and journal entries are published online for the entire world to read?

Sammy Wallach has an epic to-do list to get through before junior year is over. Sneaking out to see her favourite band. Getting crush-worthy Jaime Moss to ask her to prom. Passing her driver’s test. And rocking her exams.

With a few white lies, some killer flirting, tons of practice, and hours of studying, Sammy knows she can accomplish everything. That is, until the bank that her dad works for is attacked by hackivists and Sammy’s digital life goes viral as collateral damage. Which means that literally the entire world has access to Sammy’s emails, texts, photos, and worst of all, her private journal.

Life. Is. Over.

Now Sammy’s best friends are furious about things she wrote, Jamie thinks she’s totally desperate, and she can barely show her face at school. Plus, her parents know all the rules she broke. Turns out, though, Sammy’s not the only one with secrets—her family has a few of its own that could change everything. But while the truth might set you free, no one said it was going to be painless. Or in Sammy’s case, private.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Backlash

"Littman pens a raw, frighteningly realistic, and absorbing look at cyberbullying and the damaging effects of airing private trauma in a public forum." —Publisher’s Weekly

"[T]his is a powerful and credible story" —Booklist