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By Donna Cooner   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545903936 Hardcover
288 Pages | 8.52" x 8.52" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545903943 Ebook
288 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Once again, Donna Cooner taps into the zeitgeist to bring us a searing story about online bullying and superficiality.

An addictive new app is all the rage at Linden Wilson’s high school. Worthy ranks couples, determining via votes and user comments if one person is “worthy” of the other. Linden is happily dating Alex Garcia, and can’t imagine the app will affect them. Until Alex is labeled “worthy,” and Linden “unworthy.” Suddenly, everything changes. Linden must struggle under this newfound scrutiny as her relationships — with Alex, with her friends — are put to the ultimate test.

Raves & reviews:

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“Cooner explores the dark side of popularity... insightful and absorbing.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Poignant [and] authentic.” —School Library Journal

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“Compelling.” —Kirkus Reviews

“ At a time when many teens are struggling with personal obesity, overweight, and the definition of

beauty, public and school libraries should not hesitate to include this... in their collection.”