The Takedown by Corrie Wang is the perfect contemporary fiction book for Teens in the digital age. The book takes place in a not-so-distant future where facial recognition software results in your every move being tracked online for everyone to see.
Kyla Cheng is one of the most popular girls in school – which is a feat considering that they live
in a world where there is essentially no privacy and there is no such thing as keeping secrets. 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.