Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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.
Reason: Talking to people online can be pretty scary. When I was younger I went through the IMing stage when AOL was the big thing and chat rooms were still popular. I wasn't smart in a lot of my choices but I was lucky nothing happened to me. I think the internet can be both a blessing and a very hellish place. This book will definitely hit close to home and I think it's a great subject to talk about.
Cover Discussion: Very simple and it gets the point across. Sometimes you don't need an elaborate design or image to capture a readers attention. I like the cover.
Expected Release Date: August 1st