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An incisive and timely Young Adult novel that looks at the rise of fake news and how social media is increasingly playing a role in elections.
At Acedia High School, student council has always been nothing more than a popularity contest. Nobody pays attention. Nobody cares.
But all that changes when the Frankengirls show up. During the very first week of school, someone plasters the halls with Photoshopped images of three "perfect tens" -- images of scantily clad girls made from real photos of girls at school. The student body is livid. And the two presidential candidates, Angeline Quinn and Leo Torres, jump on the opportunity to propose their solutions and secure votes. After their messy breakup, Leo and Angie are fighting tooth and nail to win this thing and their constituents are mesmerized as they duke it out.
As if things couldn't be more dramatic, the school's two newspapers get involved. The Red & Blue is run by Angie's sister Cat and she prides herself on only reporting the facts. But her morals are tested when The Shrieking Violet -- written by an anonymous source and based less on facts and more on fiction -- blatantly endorses Leo.
Rumors fly, secrets are leaked, and the previously mundane student election becomes anything but boring.
SOURCES SAY provides an incisive look at elections and media in the microcosm of a high school, but it is so much more than that. It is a story of finding your voice, of sisterhood, of coming together to work toward a path forward in turbulent times.
Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives and writes outside of Boston. Lori is also the author of Screen Queens.
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