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Anything But Okay

By Sarah Darer Littman   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338177480 Hardcover
352 Pages | 5.9" x 8.51" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338177527 Ebook
352 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

When lines are drawn how do you find courage in the face of hate, and what does it truly mean to take a stand?

Stella and Farida have been best friends forever, but lately things have been tense. It all started when Stella's brother came home from his latest tour with the US Marines in Afghanistan paranoid and angry. But Stella won't talk about it, and Farida can tell she's keeping something from her.

Desperate to help Rob, Stella thinks she just needs to get him out of the house. She definitely didn't expect going to the movies to end with Rob in handcuffs for assaulting one of her classmates after his anger spiraled out of control.

When a video of the fight goes viral, everyone has an opinion of Stella and her "violent vet" brother.

The entire school takes sides, the media labels Rob a terrorist sympathizer, and even Farida is dragged into the mess despite not being there. As the story continues trending, Stella will have to decide just how far she's willing to go for the truth, even if it means admitting her own failures.

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Praise for Sarah Darer Littman:

In Case You Missed It

"Littman crafts an unnerving cautionary tale about misplaced digital trust and illusions of privacy." --Publishers Weekly

Backlash

"This is a powerful and credible story." --Booklist

Want to Go Private?

"A bold investigation of a potentially lethal, if common, mixture for teen girls: emotional immaturity, technology and emerging sexuality." --Los Angeles Times

"This book is a compelling, if not disturbing, read." --School Library Journal