October 10, 2018

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

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This is the second computer/tech read that I've picked up in the last few weeks. Easy Prey by Catherine Lo follows three teenagers: Mouse, Jenna, and Drew. After being thrust into a group project together for law class, these three unlikely friends have to work together. Mouse is a computer nerd set on getting into MIT to prove his father wrong. Jenna, after having some personal photos broadcast over the internet, is a changed girl, rebellious and jaded. And Drew is a jock, known for being a womanizer and a player. Somehow these three had access to a teacher's racy photographs, and when the photos go viral, they have to figure out who leaked them. 

This story was actually really good! It's told from the points of view of each of our three main characters. Its focus on internet privacy and online rights, in addition to victim shaming, was definitely relevant to society today. I liked how all three characters were sort of intertwined before they got put in a group together, but the forced pairing really brought out their relationships with each other. The twist wasn't really predictable, per se, but definitely made sense when you finally learned it.

This was a quick, relevant read with some good characters and a pretty solid, thrilling plot. 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to Amulet Books for an advanced copy of this read! Easy Prey by Catherine Lo releases October 16th!

14 comments:

jenn G said...

This kind of thing is relevant and makes for a good story.

Jo Linsdell said...

I love the sounds of this. Adding to my tbr

Christina Loeffler said...

Wonderful review!!

Bookworms Corner said...

This sounds like a unique and relevant plot. I will keep a look out for this one.

The Spoonie Mummy said...

Great review, thankyou!

Angela S said...

Sounds like an intriguing mystery with interesting characters!

Jenn Garey said...

Great review! This sounds like an interesting read.

Sarah Nowicki said...

Sounds interesting. Glad you liked it.

DJ Sakata said...

I don't YA but this one sounds interesting to me, I would have passed it right by before reading your review

Lovely Audiobooks said...

Great review! This sounds very interesting :-)

Amanda McGill said...

Great review!

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

I like books that are relevant to today's online society. A good one for teens to read.

Robin Loves Reading said...

Interesting and timely. Great job!

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Great post, this is the first time I actually heard about this book and it looks and sounds absolutely amazing and so right up my alley as well. Plus I really love YA books too, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.