Title: Easy Prey
Author: Catherine Lo
Published: October 16th, 20118
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Amulet Books
Thank you to Netgalley I was provided a free preview on my kindle in exchange for an honest review!
Only three students had access to a teacher’s racy photos before they went viral. There’s Mouse, a brainy overachiever so desperate to escape his father and go to MIT that he would do almost anything, legal or not. Then there’s Drew, the star athlete who can get any girl’s number—and private photos—with his charm but has a history of passing those photos around. And finally there’s Jenna, a good girl turned rebel after her own shocking photos made the rounds at school last year, who is still waiting for justice. All three deny leaking the photos, but someone has to take the fall. This edgy whodunit tackles hot-button issues of sexting and gossip and will have readers tearing through the pages to reach the final reveal.
Things I enjoyed about this book:
Wow. This book sucked me in, probably because I am really into the cyber world and how it’s changing our world. I loved the point of views, details, and real world application. It did a pretty good job at keeping me on my toes.
The Things I Didn’t Enjoy:
There were two things that I disliked about this book. I thought the timeline was kind of jumpy- throwing me back and fourth. Which I am usually okay with except when its with multiple characters. The second thing that drove me nuts was the amount of foul language and severity. I know teens use it, but I don’t think it should be encouraged.
MRS BIRDS WORDS REVIEW
Catherine Lo deserves 4 out of 5 feathers for her novel Easy Prey! I enjoyed my Netgalley copy. It sucked me in from the beginingg and the mystery kept me going until the the last page. I didn’t see the ending coming until the last chapter. I felt like it was clever! I love that Easy Prey drives home the point of a victim – not the culprit. I think teens should read books like this to see the reality of what their internet actions can do. Its a crazy world out there and this book tackled one of the newest and toughest topics out there. Definitely worth the read!
This book focuses on the passing of nude pictures. So there is talk about nudity, sex, dirty talk, and lots of swearing. While I think this is a good book, I think it is geared to OLDER teens and would be a great co-read with parental figure.