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by Goldstein, Lori

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.

Two exes. One election. All the drama.

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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A timely and smart novel that examines the pernicious effects of fake news, and what it means to be a feminist, and even better, a sister. Lori Goldstein knows the teenage girl's heart.

Quote: Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl

Taking on the issues of our current media-driven political landscape is no easy feat, but one Lori Goldstein accomplishes with a deft hand. Sources Say touches on everything from sexist school policies to the way truth can be twisted to fit a specific agenda. But rather than rehashing old news, Goldstein shows readers a new way forward. This book is at once a cautionary tale, a political thriller, and a coming of age novel. Unflinching and timely.

Quote: Kinsey Foreman, Odyssey Books

A must-read in a current social climate that is more digitally connected and socially engaged than ever before!

Quote: Mary Hinson, Irving Public Library

Lori Goldstein has written a novel that is both relevant and remarkable and cleverly mirrors what is happening in our society today...a little romance, a little mystery, and a whole lot of substance.

Quote: Marilyn Robbins, Children's Programs Coordinator at Book Bar

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