FOLLOW YOUR ARROW
By Jessica Verdi
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
This young-adult novel by Jessica Verdi is a fun, fast-paced read brimming with important conversations surrounding the power of social media (positive and negative), sexuality and identity, and the challenges of being a teen growing up in today’s complex world.
Cece is a likable, anxious main character with good intentions. She is a bisexual social media influencer who begins losing followers after parting ways with her social influencer gay-identifying girlfriend and beginning a relationship with a heterosexual boy who is social media clueless. The plot is relatively straight-forward, allowing the reader to focus on the profound impact Cece’s online world has on her off-line world and vice versa and how her experiences in these two different spheres have shaped her character and ultimately move her in a direction of growth and change.
Emails and tweets Cece sends and receives are a fun stylistic addition.
This is a great book to help frame discussions around social media as well as LGBTQ+ issues. Grab a donut and enjoy!
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