Can't Look Away
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545427661 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.26" x 8.02" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545427654 Hardcover
272 Pages | 6" x 8.5" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545634014 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
When is it time to turn off the camera? Explore life, love, and everything in between in today’s age of YouTube.
Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey’s sister is killed in an accident — maybe because of Torrey and her videos — Torrey’s perfect world implodes.
Now, strangers online are bashing Torrey. And at her new school, she doesn’t know who to trust. Is queen bee Blair only being sweet because of Torrey’s internet infamy? What about Raylene, who is decidedly unpopular, but seems to accept Torrey for who she is? And then there’s Luis, with his brooding dark eyes, whose family runs the local funeral home. Torrey finds herself drawn to Luis, and his fascinating stories about El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.
As the Day of the Dead draws near, Torrey will have to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye?
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Praise for Can’t Look Away
“Cooner explores the dark side of popularity ... insightful and absorbing.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Poignant [and] authentic.” —School Library Journal