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EASY PREY by Catherine Lo


by Catherine Lo

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4197-3190-7
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams

Sexting, lies, and consequences.

Jenna, Drew, and Mouse are thrown together for their senior law final project. Instead of being the easy A Drew expected, the class ignites controversy about dangerous social media issues. Jenna hasn’t spoken to her ex-boyfriend Troy since the day he publicly tweeted topless pictures of her. She has since cut her hair short and set his truck on fire, exchanging her blonde hair for black and ballet shoes for a court-mandated anger management class. Drew is an unapologetic player on and off the basketball court but finds himself drawn to Jenna’s newfound strength. Uber-intelligent Mouse is bound for MIT and painfully in love with Jenna. He stands to lose everything if anyone finds out that the basketball team hired him to build a database to house photos of naked girls. What all three students have in common are grievances against their law teacher, Mrs. Bailey. When shocking photos of Mrs. Bailey are posted on the internet, the threesome begin to suspect each other while confronting their own moral transgressions. Lo (How It Ends, 2016) creates realistic, multidimensional characters while exploring the legal and ethical ramifications of privacy as it plays out in a hormonally charged high school environment. Drew and Jenna are white, and Mouse and Troy are black.

A provocative story about the consequences of poor decisions in our digital world.

(Fiction. 14-18)