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Social Media and Tech Tales for Teens

Snapchat? Instagram? Facebook? At least one of these social media tools is probably part of your life. Check out a book that explores the impact of technology and social media for fictional teenagers. 

#Famous by Jilly Gagnon

When Rachel's picture of crush Kyle goes viral, it sparks a whirlwind adventure of Internet fame that forces both Rachel and Kyle to question whether fame and love are worth the price.

#scandal by Sarah Ockler

When pictures of Lucy kissing her best friend's boyfriend emerge on the world of social media, she becomes a social pariah after the scandal rocks the school.

Antisocial by Jillian Blake

"One by one, students' phones are hacked at Alexandria Prep. What was thought to be a joke escalates quickly as private information and secrets are revealed, leaving everyone exposed, and Anna Soler on the the hunt for the hacker"--.

The boyfriend app by Katie Sise

Seeking to win a scholarship offered by global computing corporation Public, programming genius Audrey McCarthy writes a matchmaking app but discovers her results may be skewed by a program Public is secretly using to influence teens.

Can't look away by Donna D. Cooner

Sixteen-year-old Torrey Grey's YouTube videos on fashion and beauty for teenagers were famous, but when her younger sister is killed by a drunk driver during a filming her world falls apart--cyber bullies are attacking her, her father moves them to Texas, and she does not know who to trust at her new school or whether her cousin is really a friend.

Dotwav by Mike A Lancaster

Hacker Ani Lee is researching a strange .wav file, while Joe Dyson, an operative working for a secret teen division of British Inteligence, is looking into the disappearance of a friend caught up in the underground music scene. Their investigations intertwine.

Followers by Anna Davies

Failing to land a starring role in the school play, Briana agrees to serve as the drama department's "social media director" until her Twitter account is hacked by someone who sends disturbing messages before her rival is found murdered.

The future of us by Jay Asher

Emma gets her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM in 1996, and when her best friend Josh visits and they log on, they discover themselves on Facebook fifteen years in the future.

Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz

"Told through emails, text messages, journal entries, and blog posts, two fans of a popular TV show become friends online, but soon realize the bond between them is more than fan fiction in this story of friendship and love through social media in the digital age"--.

Internet famous by Danika Stone

"A YA novel about an internet blogger whose online romance draws the attention of a stalker"--.

Need by Joelle Charbonneau

"In this exploration of the dark side of social media, and government control and manipulation, the teenagers in a small town are drawn deeper and deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need--regardless of the consequences"--.

NERVE by Jeanne Ryan

As a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, high-schooler Vee is unhappy to be watched constantly but finds it exhilarating to be paired with handsome Ian taking even riskier dares--until the stakes become too high.

The Pretty App by Katie Sise

Eighteen-year-old Blake Dawkins competes against girls across the country for a spot on a reality television show through the Pretty App, but difficulties at home and a desire to be more than just her high school's "mean girl" lead her to transform herself into the person she really wants to be.

The takedown by Corrie Wang

"In this near-future mystery, Kyla Cheng, the smartest, hottest, most popular student at her Brooklyn high school, gets taken down a peg by a faked sex tape that goes viral"--.

Worthy by Donna D. Cooner

Linden Wilson, aspiring writer, is a junior at Sam Houston High School, and she has just started dating handsome Alex Garcia when a mysterious app called "Worthy", which ranks couples at the high school via user comments, turns her life upside down by labeling her as "unworthy" of Alex--and suddenly Linden is reevaluating herself and the people she thought of as friends.

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