Another book I would love to review. Here’s the blurb for the book you’re going to get a review from me. 😉
Title : Backlash
Author : Sarah Darer Littman
Edition : Kindle
Pages : 336
Published March 31st 2015 by Scholastic Press
GoodReads Rating : 4.14
“He says: You’re an awful person.
He says: What makes you think I would ever ask you out?
He says: The world would be a better place without you in it.
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. They’ve been talking online for weeks, so what’s with the sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse – are they true?
It’s been a long time since Lara’s felt this bad, this depressed, this ugly. She’s worked really hard to become pretty and happy – and make new friends after what happened in middle school.
Bree used to be best friends with overweight, depressed Lara, but constantly listening to Lara’s issues got to be too much. Secretly, Bree’s glad Christian called Lara out. Lara’s not nearly as amazing as people think. But no one realized just how far Christian’s harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree.
As online life collides with real life, things spiral out of control, and not just for Lara. Because when the truth starts to come together, the backlash is even more devastating than anyone could have ever imagined.”
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is becoming one of my favorite books so far. It tells all about cyber-bullying, self-harms, and such. I gave it 5 stars out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Anyways I’ve been reading some mental illness books a lot these days. Those type of books are just pretty interesting story to read.
The story starts with something unpredictable happens to Lara. Someone she has a crush on out of the blue texting her saying that Lara is an awful person, wishing Lara to kill herself and the list goes on. It encourages Lara to take a lot of pills until she’s unconscious. Her young sister is the one who finds her in that bathtub.
“Elmo is telling kids about how great it is to share. Oh, Elmo, you poor, deluded little red fur ball. You don’t have a clue, do ya, li’l buddy? Kids are way meaner than Muppets.”
Lara’s used to be best friend who lives in her neighborhood –Bree- finds out that Lara is dying when the police cars are around. She comes outside and takes a picture of Lara on a stretcher then posting it on Facebook. Long story short, police find out that Bree is the one who did it. All I can say here I couldn’t get over this book.
The message behind it makes us realize that cyberbullies definitely is an important thing we need to talk. We don’t realize it until we get bullied over social media or somewhere in particular. This book is surely a rec if you want to find how it feels to get bullied over social medias. Someone may look fine outside, yet so fragile inside. We may not know that. Last but not least, I don’t want you to read it if it may triggers you, I mean it. Plus, I was crying hard while reading it. –