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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Want to go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is:

Release Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult

Abby and Luke chat online. They’ve never met. But they are going to. Soon.

When Abby meets Luke online, she can’t believe her luck. He’s nice. He’s funny. He listens to her and he thinks she’s pretty. He even gets jealous of other guys, which is adorable. Without Luke, Abby’s not sure how she’d make it through her first year of high school. Everyone, including her mom and her best friend, Faith, tells Abby that if she just made more of an effort, she’d be having fun instead of dreading each and every day as if it’s a prison sentence. But there’s nothing fun about being the lowest link in the social food chain.

Abby knows she’s not supposed to chat with random guys online. But Luke isn’t random, and he isn’t a stranger. Best of all, he really loves her. So what if she never goes out with her friends anymore and her grades are slipping? All she needs is Luke. Luke is her secret, and she’s his — it’s perfect that way. So when Luke suggests that they meet each other in person, Abby agrees. And then she’s gone. Missing. Without a trace. And everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don’t, they’ll never see Abby again...

That’s right folks I have done it again this week and managed to pick another thought provoking read, I think next week I’ll choose a real fluffy, light hearted read but for now let’s stick to the darker stuff *rubs hands together in anticipation*

Okay so hands up if you’ve ever chatted online to random people, so of course I can’t see your hands but I’m guessing some of you have, I’ll admit that I have, in my younger years my friends and I would go on and talk to random peeps for some shits and giggles, yes we were very immature and I can see that we were a bit dippy because the internet can be a dangerous place, we never really know who we could be chatting to and apparently there are some exceptionally gross disgusting people out there who like to target kids and teens, it gives me the willies just thinking there are people like that out there. If I think about it I actually chat to random peeps online but this time it’s not through a chat line where some seedy types frequent but through my blog and all of you guys are really great, that said however I still follow some general internet safety rules (you'd be silly not to), and I guess it's these rules that must be discussed with both kids and teens so they know the potential risks that are out there.

This whole chatting online business with kids and teens is a huge issue and one that should be taken seriously so I really hope this book turns out to be as good as I think it will be, just reading the synopsis left me drooling for the book. What is obvious though is that Sarah has really done her research so if anyone’s interested Sarah has some quite startling statistics on internet use by kids and teens and also has some internet safety links.

Well that’s my “waiting on” pick, what's yours this week?

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