Followers


Anna Davies

Scholastic Inc

followersISBN: 9780545511964

RRP $14.99

Keywords: Young Adult, Horror

Publication Date: September 2014

Reviewed by Debbie Berger

Briana Beland attends McHale boarding school. She struggles to fit in at school and is trying to escape her mother’s shadow, where a sandwich had been named after her at the local deli. Briana tries out for the part of Ophelia in the school play but misses out and instead is given the role of ‘social media director’. When Briana’s rival is murdered at the theatre things start to get weird. Briana starts getting tweets from an anonymous person who seems to know a lot more than they should about the murder. Hints about other murders that are about to occur are tweeted to Briana and she needs to try to find the murderer before she becomes the next victim.

The use of modern technology such as mobile phones and Twitter is a unique and novel way to frame a story and should engage students in this short (216 page) book. A great story for those who like the horror genre. It is age appropriate for upper primary and middle school students.

This is part of a series of books by Point Horror, which was a big player in the 90s in genre of Young Adult horror.

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