A story that takes a clear-eyed look at the confusion between truth and illusion in the seductive world of social media.
Maisie Fernandez is fed up. Fed up with the bullies who taunt her about her size and her looks. Fed up with being the butt of everyone’s jokes.
So, one night, Maisie goes online and creates a fake profile. “Sienna” is beautiful, skinny, and confident — and soon she’s messaging the most popular kids in Maisie’s school. Maisie doesn’t care about being friends with them. She wants to use Sienna to take them down.
But as Maisie’s web of deception grows, she’s in danger of being exposed. And what will happen when the actual Sienna — the girl whose photos Maisie has been using — shows up in real life?
USA/Canada: Scholastic (Fall 2019)
Donna Cooner’s writes YA, in a contemporary/realistic vein. She is the author of SKINNY and several other novels for teens, all published by Scholastic.
She holds a Doctorate in Education and is Director of the School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has also published 17 picture and board books for children—all in the mass market or religious market and has also written children’s TV shows for PBS.
She blogs at www.donnacooner.com.