Want to Go Private?
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545151474 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.29" x 8.03" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545389341 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 14 & Up
Abby is starting high school — it should be exciting, so why doesn't she care? Everyone tells her to "make an effort," but why can't she just be herself? Abby quickly feels like she's losing a grip on her once-happy life. The only thing she cares about anymore is talking to Luke, a guy she met online, who understands. It feels dangerous and yet good to chat with Luke — he is her secret, and she's his. Then Luke asks her to meet him, and she does. But Luke isn't who he says he is. When Abby goes missing, everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don't, they'll never see Abby again.
Raves & reviews:
"[A] harrowing cautionary tale about the dangers that lurk online." —Publishers Weekly
"[C]ompulsively readable . . . a realistic portrayal of the sordid nature of predators." —School Library Journal
"Want to Go Private? is a bold investigation of a potentially lethal, if common, mixture for teen girls: emotional immaturity, technology and emerging sexuality." —The Los Angeles Times