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Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman. 321 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., April, 2015. 9780545651264. (Finished copy courtesy of publisher for review.)
Publisher synopsis: In critically acclaimed author Sarah Darer Littman's gripping new novel what happens online doesn't always stay online . . .
First Line: The words on the screen don't make sense. They can't.
Page 56: (Liam)
People clap when I'm done. Yes!
Not only that, as I sit down, I notice I've wiped the smirk off Oliver's face. We may be friends, but we both like to win.
I guess I got that from Mom. You know how some parents let their kids win when they're little so they feel good about themselves? Not my mom. Dad would, but Mom was like, "If you want to win, you have to earn it. All this 'give everyone a trophy' garbage is ruining this country."
When I finally beat her at monopoly, I took a picture of the board, and then I never played her again.