1 Avoid the spotlight.2 Don t feed the Internet trolls.3 Keep your secrets secret especially the one about being in love with your best friends boyfriend Three simple rules have kept Lucy Vacarro under the radar all through high school, which is exactly how she likes it But when her Facebook profile becomes ground zero for a tabloid worthy scandal the day after prom, shes got no choice but to go public With the help of an intrepid school reporter, a group of amateur conspiracy theorists, and a Hollywood starlet whos weathered a few epic scandals of her own, Lucy sets off to expose her Facebook hacker and set the record straight about what really happened that night.But it turns out navigating the social media hellscape isnt as easy as it sounds.Especially when half the school hates your guts.Especially when youve lost your very best mate.And most especially when the boy youve been in love with foreverthe reason for the biggest social media disaster of your lifemight actually like you back...
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#scandal (English Edition) Reviews
Ich habe bereits ein paar Bücher von Sarah Ockler gelesen und muss sagen, dass ich dabei mal begeistert war, aber auch schon enttäuscht wurde. Von daher war ich schon sehr gespannt auf ihren neuesten Roman “#Scandal”, denn dieser klang wieder einmal sehr interessant, sodass ich das Buch unbedingt lesen wollte. Nun, meine Erwartungen wurden zwar nicht ganz erfüllt, allerdings war die Geschichte am Ende doch ganz gut gelungen.Der Schreibstil hat mir gut gefallen. Die Autorin hat mal witzige, mal eher traurige Dialoge geschaffen, die wohl jeder Jugendliche in irgendeiner Art und Weise schon einmal erleben musste, bzw. durfte. Dazu sind die Figuren gut ausgearbeitet, denn jede war an sich nicht nur vielseitig, sondern bekam auch immer irgendwo eine Macke, über die man sich als Leser herrlich aufregen konnte. Leider muss ich jedoch auch sagen, dass mir die Figuren, allen voran Lucy, nicht immer sympathisch waren, denn obwohl die Autorin sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben hat, empfand ich manche von ihnen schon als sehr oberflächlich. Dies ist für die Art der Geschichte sicherlich so beabsichtigt, allerdings hat mir hier die Tiefe gefehlt.Ansonsten ist der Schreibstil aber wirklich gut gelungen. Die Facebook-Einträge kommen gut zur Geltung, die Geschichte liest sich locker und flott und auch sonst mag hier vieles gut zusammenpassen. Die Autorin nimmt das Thema “Mobbing” und “Gefahren im Internet” sehr genau unter die Lupe, warnt ihre Leser auch in gewisser Art und Weise, erhebt dabei aber nie mahnend den Zeigefinger, was mir besonders gut gefallen hat. Dennoch wird die Art und Weise, wie Lucy mit ihrem gehackten Account in die Ecke getrieben wird, authentisch erzählt, sodass sich hier wohl jeder in sie hineinversetzen kann – unabhängig davon, ob man sowas selbst schon einmal erleben musste oder eben nicht.Gleichzeitig geht es hier nicht nur um Cybermobbing, sondern auch um das zerrüttete Verhältnis zwischen Lucy und ihrer älteren Schwester, die durch eine Soap Opera zum großen Star wurde. Durch ihr Star-Dasein und ihr leicht skurrile Art ist das Verhältnis zu Lucy schwer zerrüttet, sodass es lange dauert, bis die zwei ungleichen Schwestern sich wieder annähern. Außerdem ist auch noch Freundschaft ein großes Thema, denn schnell wird hier klar, wer tatsächlich zu Lucy hält und wer sich direkt abwendet, um selbst über sie herzuziehen. Weiterhin ist es schön zu sehen, dass ausgerechnet die Leute auf ihrer Seite stehen, von denen man es zunächst nicht erwartet hat, denn man erkennt hierbei auch sehr schön, dass Vorurteile schnell verfliegen, wenn man erst einmal die Augen für Neues offen aufhält.Das Cover trifft nicht so ganz meinen persönlichen Geschmack, ist aber für die Geschichte durchaus passend, denn schließlich geht es auch dort um stellenweise heimlich aufgenommene Fotos. Die Kurzbeschreibung ist gelungen und hat mich direkt angesprochen, von daher wollte ich das Buch unbedingt lesen.Insgesamt hat mir “#Scandal” bis auf einige Schwächen gut gefallen, sodass ich das Buch vor allem denjenigen empfehlen möchte, die sich für das Thema “Mobbing”, bzw. “Cybermobbing” interessieren, denn hier wird eine authentische Geschichte erzählt, die nahezu jeden treffen könnte, der im Internet unterwegs ist.
Lucy is the quiet girl who spends her time at home mainly killing zombies. For her best friend, Ellie, she goes to prom with her best friend's boyfriend, Cole. Lucy doesn't tell Ellie that she has been in love with Cole for 4 years. She has held it in for a long time. When things go wrong after prom, Lucy has her life put out on Facebook. Now she has to go through the end of her senior year with the name calling from her classmates with the feeling of losing all the people she once called friends....This was a book that once I first heard about it, I HAD to have it. I pre-ordered it and stalked the mailbox for it to show up after I waited months for it to finally release. I was in a the middle of series when it finally released, but once I was done with it, I had to run straight to this book. With all that said, I was pretty dang excited to get to this book, once I finished this book however, I was very very disappointed.I had heard so many great things about Sarah Ockler. I even have Twenty Boy Summer on my shelves I just have yet to get around it. I tried to read it a few years ago but wasn't in the mood for it, I have yet to go back to it. So I decided to just wait and read this book as her first book, it sounded so good!The characters are hard to relate to. Cole seems alright, he seems to be the only one that is the same throughout the whole book. He tries to break through Lucy's walls throughout the whole book no matter her mood swings she is having that day. He seems like a genuinely good guy. He is a character that I actually liked and wanted things to work out with Lucy for him, not her.The members of (e)VIL were all over the place. Even though they were saying they were anti technology, they were all closet cyber nerds. I thought that was pretty hypocritical of them. They wouldn't even make flyers on a computer to insult Lucy, they sat there drawing each one, but then would go home and do nothing but sit on a computer or xbox. It made absolutely no sense. Towards the end of the book, you find out even more of what they can do and find out they are pretty much whizzes of technology.Then there is Ellie, the girl who was no longer with her boyfriend but was keeping it from someone she considered her best friend. When the kiss happens with Lucy and Cole and Ellie finds out about it, she then goes on friendship strike. I am like okay, you didn't want the guy but you also want no one else to have the guy. You would think your best friend's (Lucy and Cole's) happiness would matter to her and that she would rather him be with Lucy than anyone else, but no she was giving Lucy up instead. It made me mad. Throughout the whole book she just ignored her and acted like Lucy was the only one at fault.I didn't mind Jayla, Lucy's sister much. She seemed pretty cool even when she was about to hit rock bottom. She was one of the other characters I really didn't mind. Franklin seemed kind of sketchy. I didn't know what was up, but I felt like it was something. The more it went on, the more I thought I figured it all out about him and I was actually right though I didn't think I was at the time. Marceau seemed pretty weird to me. He was a French Canadian foreign exchange student but yet he chased Lucy everywhere. She is a girl who dies her hair, has a nose ring, wears zombie shirts and is almost always in a pair of black boots. She is not the kind of girl I would see him going after, so it is hard to feel like his affections were real for me. I dunno, just my opinion I guess. Olivia is just your usual mean girl adding fuel to the fire, she was a minor character even when a lot of the blame was being put on her. Griffin seemed off through the whole story. She came across as a girl who hops from guy to guy. Then when all the things happen she says she isn't taking sides but refuses to acknowledge Lucy when she is around Ellie, even gives the cold shoulder to her. She seemed to not go through with anything she says.Then the principal is supposed to be helping the situation, but at first she blamed Lucy. Then when Lucy is proven to be the victim, she puts out a notice about no cell phones or anything yet the day it is printed the students still have their phones out all the time. None of them get in trouble or have them taken away even with the threat. If the principal really wanted the problem done, she really needed to try harder to fix it all.I saved the best for last, well the worst of the rant of characters I guess :) Lucy. I couldn't get into her character. She was this rugged girl who would rather be home killing zombies and tried to act all tough. Then when the pictures of her get out kissing not only one guy of the night of prom, but 2, as well as finding her in bed with one of them as well kills her reputation. The term Slut goes around a lot. I will elaborate on this some more later in this review. With all this happening though she just curls into herself. Then she has Cole trying to be there to help as well as a few other people and she refuses all of it. She just seemed to almost like the attention even when she said she didn't. All she did was complain and want to get back at the bully or at least find out who did it, instead of trying to move on and make the best of the rest of her senior year. She was such an annoying character. Everything to her was a metaphor of something to do with zombies. The book also had lines put in it of what Lucy was thinking to herself, and it was rather annoying to read her thoughts too. Most books it would work, but this character was so un-relatable that it just made it even worse. I was tired of hearing about the zombies she wished she was killing or how people didn't get zombies right.This book had a good premise to it, I really wanted to read it, but it was done all wrong. I felt like the book was more an idea of what she wanted to write but wasn't able to get the right words or thoughts out onto the pages. It was all thrown together and choppy. you couldn't get into the pages because of the way it was written and the voice behind Lucy. She really did kill the story. The investigation was was partly kept me reading the story, but even then it was all over the place. Things would pop up later that it seemed like you were supposed to already know even when it wasn't mentioned anywhere else before that. How are you supposed to work through the investigation yourself when the facts that are given to you aren't even reliable. If it wasn't for the fact that I wanted to know who put up the pictures, this would have been a DNF book for me.The book is also supposed to be on a love that is very strong not only for Lucy but for Cole. Cole even admits in front of everyone that he is in love with Lucy and has been for a while and she never said it to him. She did say it in a email to Miss Demeanor but it was never put up on the site for anyone to read. She finally had the guy she had been dreaming of having for YEARS and here she was just letting him slip away. The love just didn't seem like it was real. If you are going to write a book, especially one with an annoying main character, you need to at least have the reason people were reading the book to be believable. The love was horrible. Even the ending with it wasn't good. It was also just thrown out there without any form of a real ending.Everything about this book just made me hate it. I hope this book is just a fluke and I end up still liking the author's other works. I hope you all end up liking the book more than I did, but I at least wanted to put out my honest opinions for you all to read.
#scandal IS different from Sarah Ockler's books, but it's just as good. There is more to the story than a message about cyber bullying, which is a big issue, but first and foremost, there's an actual story. Ockler doesn't beat the message over your head. While it's there, the story is what's most prevalent. As it should be. There are characters with feelings, flaws, and everything teenagers feel.I instantly related to Lucy. She's an online gamer girl, something I've been off and on for a while now. She would rather stay home slaying zombies with her online crew than hang out with the kids at school. That is until one night she's thrown into one of the biggest scandals Lavender Oaks has seen. Lucy has been secretly crushing on Cole since she first laid eyes on him, but her best friend Ellie asked him out first. When Ellie comes down with the flu, she begs Lucy to give up her night of zombie carnage to go to prom with Cole so he won't have to go to his senior prom alone. She even gives Lucy her dress to wear. The only caveat is she has to keep Ellie informed on all things prom the whole night.Things get messy when Cole kisses Lucy under the stars. It's everything Lucy has ever wanted, but she instantly feels like she betrayed her best friend, which let's face it, she did. This isn't something she can give gush to Ellie about all the juicy details. Then the secrets and scandals start. Lucy finds out Ellie lied to her; she and Cole had broken up before prom. Now I know there's "girl code" but come on! If Lucy and Cole have both loved each other for a long time, then why can't they be together? The heart wants what the heart wants. Can't fault a girl for that. But that's exactly what the ENTIRE school does. If you've ever been bullied, cyber or in real life, you will relate to this book. If you've ever been betrayed by someone you love, you will relate to this book. If you've ever betrayed someone you love, you will relate to this book. I don't know anyone who DOESN'T fall into one of those categories.What I personally loved was how Lucy grew from someone who was too quick to judge into someone who graduated with way more friends than she started out with, even if she lost a couple along the way. She learned you can't always judge someone on how they look, what their personality is like, etc. There is always more to a person than the persona they show in public.I loved #scandal, and I can't wait to read Ockler's next book! Pick up #scandal. You won't be disappointed.
#Scandal weaves a cautionary tale about social media into a familiar tale about a girl who falls for her best friend's boyfriend. Lucy has been the third wheel in Cole and Ellie's relationship since freshman year. When Ellie claims to have the flu and asks Lucy to go to prom with Cole, she has no idea that Lucy is in love with him, and he is attracted to her as well. Prom night revelations abound when someone steals Lucy's phone and photographs many of the revelers' indiscretions, including Cole and Lucy kissing, at an after prom party. The thief posts them on Lucy's Facebook page, as well as submits them to an online blogger's scandal contest. By Monday morning Lucy has been branded a back stabber and a narc. She turns to members of eVIL, a school group battling the problems with modern technology, to help her find the perpetrator and clear her name. This engaging read points out the dangers of smart phones with unprotected access to social media sites, as well as explores issues of honesty in friendship. I'm a Sarah Ockler fan and this book does not disappoint.
I loved the book the whole way through. It never got boring or slow. I recommend to people who like drama.
It was really a great read