Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review: Antisocial

Title: Antisocial
Author: Jillian Blake
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Genre: Young Adult/Psychological/Suspense
Recommended If You Like: secrets being revealed, a realistic protagonist with an anxiety disorder, exploration of the complexity of relationships and the role of social media

The Book:

When someone hacks into the phones of students at a prep school, suddenly everyone's text messages, internet searches, and deepest secrets could be exposed. As relationships break apart, and no one knows who to trust anymore, everyone fears that their secrets will be the next to be revealed.

What I Liked:

I really liked that this book had a realistic narrator with an anxiety disorder. I think this is something that needs to happen a lot more in literature. Blake really illustrated what it feels like to have an anxiety disorder, and made the readers feel like they were in the narrator's shoes.

The storyline was a really interesting one, highlighting the dangers of technology and social media, and exploring how much of our true selves we show to the world and those closest to us.

Anything I Didn't Like?

I was expecting more mystery to this story, more focus on a big reveal of who was behind the hack, more surprises on that end. I think this just wasn't what Blake felt the focus was, even if it's what I wanted personally.


This is a really quick read-it took me just a couple of hours-and an interesting one. It's worth picking up for the narrator alone, but the story will keep you hooked as well.

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