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Guest Review: Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Why I chose this book:
I chose to read this book because my students are obsessed with following YouTube channels and everything social media. I'm the right age for social media. I'm the right age for social media, but it has just never appealed to me. I thought that this book might give me some insight to how teen's minds revolve around social media. I also like books that feature real-world scenarios and how to deal with them.


Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner
Publisher: Point
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the Internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey's sister is killed in an accident--maybe because of Torrey and her videos--Torrey's perfect world implodes.

Now, strangers online are bashing Torrey. And at her new school. she doesn't know who to trust. Is queen bee Blair only being sweet because of Torrey's Internet infamy? What about Raylene, who is decidedly unpopular, but seems to accept Torrey for who she is? And then there's Luis, with his brooding dark eyes, whose family runs the local funeral home. Torrey finds herself drawn to Luis, and his fascinating stories about El dio de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.

As the Day of the Dead draws near, Torrey will have to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye? (Goodreads)

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