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Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla’s even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed.
A week before college applications are due, an alarmingly realistic and ruinous video of Kyla is uploaded to her school’s website. It instantly goes viral, and only Kyla knows that’s it’s a fake. With time running out, Kyla delves into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers in an attempt to do the impossible-take something off the internet-all while dealing with the fallout from her own karmic footprint.Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, The Takedown is a stylish, propulsive, and feministy whodunit, asking who would you rely on if your tech turned against you?
New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2017 selection
Corrie Wang of Short Grain food truck celebrates launch of Young Adult novel, The Post and Courier, April 2017
Tech No, Charleston City Paper (cover!), April 2017
TheThread, April 2017
LIVELOVEREADYA, March 2017
ALAN PICK , February 2017
Effinbradio interview, August 2016
"If you're looking for an edgy mind-bender of a mystery, this is it. Corrie Wang had best write more novels ASAP!" — Sarah Shepard, New York Times best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars
"Wang's storytelling is as stylish as the future she portrays. If smart, savvy girls and edge-of-the-seat suspense is your thing, don't let this book pass you by!" — Ryan Graudin, author of Wolf By Wolf
"Wang brilliantly balances the complexity of lives lived online, teenage relationships and insecurities, and the double standard of slut shaming." — Kirkus