Once Upon a Bookshelf – Backlash

BacklashBacklash by Sarah Darer Littman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Again, this is one of those books that wasn’t really on the top of my list but I read it so I could finish the Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice list (which I did – yay!).

I know that the 6th grade girls in my school loved the book and I didn’t really know what to expect. I can telly why everyone loved it – I mean, I couldn’t put it down and read it in only 2 sittings.

Lara has never had it easy. She suffered from depression in middle school and finally thinks she’s turned the corner when she joins the cheer squad at school. Not only that, but I super cute guy has been talking to her on Facebook and he’s hinting that he’s going to ask her to the dance. Her world collapses when this guy, Christian DeWitt, publicly proclaims that he wishes she didn’t exist. The struggle that she has not only affects her, but her entire family.

Don’t worry! I’m not giving away anything! I don’t want to ruin anything!

The only problem I had with this book is that it was a little predictable. In fact, it reminded me a lot of the movie from ABC Family in 2011, “Cyberbully.” I actually watched the movie right after I finished the book and while the story line is a little different, it’s pretty much the same.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

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