Monday, November 14, 2016
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT by Sarah Darer Littman
Fans of Sarah Darer Littman’s BACKLASH will want to find a copy of her newest book IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. The focus on the potential insecurities of the internet and its use in our personal lives are sure to make readers rethink how careless we have become about the material we post.
Sammy Wallach’s father comes home from his job as the CEO of an international banking company with the news that someone has hacked data from the bank. Not only has the bank’s data been breached, but also the personal files and postings of their entire family. What follows is chaos for Sammy and her family.
Mr. Wallach warns his family about reading the hacked emails and listening to the media’s interpretation of the emails that might reveal an unpleasant side of Mr. Wallach’s business practices. But avoiding these emails is harder than Sammy anticipated. All her friends at school are whispering about them and about her father. When she finally breaks down and takes a peek at the emails, she is shocked by the knowledge that her father may not be the man she has always known. According to what she reads, he is racist and has actually defended the practice of paying women employees less than their male counterparts.
If that isn’t bad enough, Sammy’s own online diary is now out there for the whole world to read. All the times she has used her private writing to vent about her parents and her friends is now public. After reading Sammy’s private thoughts recorded in this online journal, her friends abandon her. When her parents read about the concert Sammy attended without their permission, she is grounded indefinitely. Can life get any worse? Actually, yes it can!
Author Sarah Darer Littman’s IN CASE YOU MISSED IT is definitely a page-turner. Real life cyber threats and family drama make this a must read.