The Way it Hurts

Author(s): Patty Blount

Teen (Ages 15+)

There may be two sides to every story, but sometimes there's only one way to set things right...Music is Elijah's life. His band plays loud and hard, and he'll do anything to get them a big break. He needs that success to help take care of his sister, who has special needs. So he'd rather be practicing when his friends drag him to a musical in the next town...until the lead starts to sing.Kristen dreams of a career on stage like her grandmother's. She knows she needs an edge to get into a competitive theater program--and being the star in her high school musical isn't going to cut it. The applause and the attention only encourage her to work harder.Elijah can't take his eyes off of Kristen's performance, and his swooning face is captured on camera and posted with an out-of-context comment. It goes viral. Suddenly, Elijah and Kristen are in a new spotlight as the online backlash spins out of control. And the consequences are bigger than they both could have ever imagined because these threats don't stay online...they follow them into real life.

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From the award winning author of Some Boys comes a new ripped from the headlines story about the unthinking backlash of Twitter culture.

General Fields

  • : 9781492632788
  • : Sourcebooks, Inc
  • : Sourcebooks, Inc
  • : September 2017
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patty Blount
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 352