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Who R U Really? Paperback – September 4, 2015
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Gr 7 Up—Thea Reid is tired of her parents' draconian rules: no dating until she's 16, no cell phone during family time, no Internet until her homework is finished. On top of all of that, Thea has no privacy. Her parents have the password for her email account, and they do random checks of her mobile and online activity. Ready for some personal space, Thea signs up for an online role-playing game called Skadi. Using the game's chat feature, the teen begins talking regularly with an older boy named Kit. At first they only chat about the game, but as they begin to swap more personal information, Thea realizes that she thinks of Kit as a friend—maybe even more. Her friends and family warn her about the dangers of talking to strangers online, but Thea knows that she can trust Kit. He really loves her. Inspired by her own daughter's terrifying story, Kelly has painted a realistic picture of how a smart girl can get caught up in something dangerous online. While preachy at times, often reading like a cheesy after-school special about "stranger danger" on the Internet, this is a short and suspenseful novel that's guaranteed to give readers goosebumps—particularly as events heat up toward the end. Rather than condemning technology, Kelly focuses on the importance of making smart and safe choices and earning trust. A strong message here is honest communication between parents and children. A good choice for families to read together.—Liz Overberg, Darlington School, Rome, GA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Winner of the Idaho Author Award
"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message." --Kirkus Reviews
"Suspenseful novel that's guaranteed to give readers goosebumps--particularly as events heat up toward the end. A good choice for families to read together." --School Library Journal
"Who R U Really? is a fantastically creepy book that is surprisingly realistic and totally engrossing.... Once I opened it, I couldn't close it. Who R U Really is a satisfyingly unique YA thriller that left me guessing up until almost the very last page.... This book is very realistic and I really enjoyed the writing style." --Tempest Books
"This was such a good book. A story that all of us should read.... This was a great read that opened my eyes even more about the internet." --Just Us Girls blog
"Based on actual events, the story should be required reading for all teens." --VOYA Magazine
"Kelly shows us just how terrifying, dangerous and unknown the world of online gaming can be--especially for a young teen.... The book is well-written and the story believable and engaging...I strongly recommend this book. It was a great read and delivered a strong, important message." --The Idaho Statesman
"This book is sure to spark a dialogue between parents and teens as well as tell an appealing cautionary tale to a younger audience and would be a good addition to any middle school, high school, or public library." --The Idaho Librarian (A Publication of the Idaho Library Association)
"This tense thriller offers useful lessons." --The Horn Book Guide
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As the story line develops, this reader could not stop reading until the outcome was revealed.
A must read for parents and their teenagers to educate themselves about online predators and what they can do to protect themselves.
A great read with a powerful message.
Who R U Really? is a realistic and frightening glimpse into how naiveté is searched for, and then exploited, by predatory members of society.
This book kept me up late at night many a time, thinking about both how great this book is, AND being freaked out because it’s a fantastically plotted work of art that will keep you turning page after page long past your bedtime.