When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table with the group she has dreamed of joining, she can hardly believe her luck. Everyone seems so nice, so kind to one another. But all is not as it seems with her new friends, and soon she's caught in a maelstrom of lies, misunderstandings, accusations and counter-accusations, all happening very publicly in the relentless, hyperconnected social media world from which there is no escape.
Six eighth-graders, four girls and two boys, struggle to understand and process their fractured glimples into one another's lives as they find new ways to disconnect, but also to connect, in Rachel Vail's richest and most searching book.
About the Author
Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for young people.
Her novels for teens include UNFRIENDED, IF WE KISS, KISS ME AGAIN, LUCKY, GORGEOUS,BRILLIANT, and the Friendship Ring series. For elementary school kids, there’s JUSTIN CASE: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters; JUSTIN CASE: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom, and, JUSTIN CASE: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully. Her picture books include PIGGY BUNNY and SOMETIMES I’M BOMBALOO.
Rachel lives in New York City with her husband, their two sons, and a tortoise named Lightning.
Go Into This One Knowing
I love Rachel Vail. I really do. Unfriended is awesome. I think all, middle schooler and older alike can totally relate to the tellings of this book. Rachel captivates her readers with an intricate telling of what it's like to be the outcast who becomes an overnight popular kid--who quickly learns that sometimes, popularity isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sometimes, it's a hard pill to swallow, learning about the continued struggles that continue to plague kids all over the world, but I believe this book was so beautifully done, that everyone will find a piece of them in this book.
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