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Social media has grown drastically in popularity over the last couple of years.
Most likely you, or the people you know have at least one account on it, if not several. And while social media can be really fun, there are many risks involved when using it personally. Especially on a regular basis.
And these YA Books About Social Media highlight the drastic affects that it can have on teenagers nowadays.
YA Books About Social Media
Ship It by Britta Lundin
CLAIRE is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. FOREST is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated.
Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman
Lara just got told off on Facebook. She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school’s homecoming dance. It’s been a long time since Lara’s felt this bad, this depressed. She’s worked really hard since starting high school to be happy and make new friends.
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long–at least, up until last November, when everything changed. Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD-ROM in the mail, his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer.
Antisocial by Jillian Blake
What if your greatest secrets became public? For the students at Alexandria Prep, a series of hacks leads to a scandalous firestorm—and the students are left wondering whose private photos and messages will be exposed next. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets WikiLeaks.
Need by Joelle Charbonneau
Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises.
How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat
Vicky Decker’s social anxiety has helped her to master the art of hiding in plain sight, appearing only to her best friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable. So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s photos and posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious.
Screenshot by Donna Cooner
Skye’s social media game is always on point. Until her best friend, Asha, films an embarrassing video of Skye at a sleepover and posts it online. But Asha quickly deletes the post, so everything’s okay. Right? Then Skye gets an anonymous message. Someone has texted her a screenshot from the video.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
Comment Below: What other YA Books About Social Media do you like to read?