Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Review: #Scandal by: Sarah Ocker

Title: #Scandal
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Hardcover ( 416 p.) Personal Purchase


Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.

When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral.

By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation.

Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate.

There’s just one snag—Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love...

My Review: 

Lucy is standing in for prom of her best friend Ellie who is sick or is she really.  She ends up on a date with Cole who she has had a thing for him for years, but due to his relationship with her bestie Ellie she has kept her distance but this one night everything gets thrown out the window.

Lucy's phone goes missing and social media being what it is it's not long before Lucy's pictures are everywhere.  Including some questionable ones with Cole.  Lucy finds herself outcast and having to work with other people to try to find out who took her phone and who has shammed her to death.

Meanwhile Lucy's sister Jayla Heart is hitting rock bottom.  Her life is falling apart and she returns home hoping for some solace but she hasn't been completely forthcoming with her family.  Hollywood isn't all it's cracked up to be.

I really enjoyed this book and seeing how Lucy would deal with the social media nightmare!  It was definitely interesting to see it all play out I love how in the end Lucy and Jayla became stronger as sisters and how Lucy ended up with new friends who could care less about the www or #whatever!

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