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The Takedown
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The Takedown


It would have been funny, if it just wasn’t.

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 and 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.

Until someone takes issue with this arrangement.

A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla “doing it” with her crush-worthy English teacher is uploaded to her school’s website. It instantly goes viral, but here’s the thing: it’s not Kyla in the video. 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.

Title:The Takedown
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages
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    The Takedown Reviews

  • Maureen
    Apr 25, 2017

    DNFing for now (maybe forever?) because I really can't get into it. I can't.It's sad because I was really intrigued and I LOVED the video I made based around it, but the book is just not capturing my ...

  • Cesar
    May 08, 2017

    4 starsWith the rise of the internet and social media in the last decade, many books focus on the lives people have online. Whether they're an Instagram star, a YouTuber, or some random person on twit...

  • Dianne
    Mar 11, 2017

    What happens when you step on one too many sets of toes? One of the IT girls at school, the brilliant and beautiful Kyla has it all and she knows it. Set many years into the future, Corrie Wang’s TH...

  • Jen
    Apr 08, 2017

    A quick but compelling read -- reminded me of a futuristic Pretty Little Liars with a sharp, witty feel. The main characters were all pretty unlikeable mean girls, which is a risk, but I think the boo...

  • Ryan Graudin
    Oct 26, 2016

    The Takedown is electric and sharp, a layered look at the firewalls we place around our image, both on and off social media. Wang’s storytelling is as stylish as the future she portrays. If smart, s...

  • Basia
    Apr 16, 2017

    4.5/5Corrie Wang got me with the image on the cover, initially. But then, as soon as I started reading the book, I was stunned that she told the readers immediately that we wouldn't like the protagoni...

  • Shaila
    Sep 20, 2016

    (I was given an ARC for an honest review.)This book was incredible.Imagine yourself 50-ish years from now as a teenager. What would Facebook be like? What would Google be like? How much do you think t...

  • i.
    Jun 03, 2017

    What I liked:Amazing ideas about what life will be like in a not so distant future. Highly recommended for fans of Instagram and Facebook; it makes you think twice before posting anything. I also like...

  • A.V. Geiger
    Oct 07, 2016

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC, and I can't say enough good things about this book. I loved it, and I'm still thinking about it a week after I put it down. The Takedown offers an edge-of-your-seat ...

  • Sadie Hillier
    Dec 25, 2016

    This book was absolutely unputdownable. I read it in its entirety between Christmas Eve and Christmas day because I couldn't bear to part with it. The story kept me guessing throughout and had several...