Waiting on Wednesday–Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

This morning I was thinking about which book to spotlight today so I asked my first hour freshmen to help me decide. I showed them my 2015 Release shelf on Goodreads and they pointed to Sarah Darer Littman’s upcoming release. I read the summary and immediately heard a chorus of “Oooohhh you need to pick that book!”

BacklashTitle & Author: Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

Release Date: March 31st, 2015

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Summary (From Goodreads):

He says: You’re an awful person.
He says: What makes you think I would ever ask you out?
He says: The world would be a better place without you in it.

Lara just got told off on Facebook.

She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school’s homecoming dance. They’ve been talking online for weeks, so what’s with the sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse – are they true?

It’s been a long time since Lara’s felt this bad, this depressed, this ugly. She’s worked really hard to become pretty and happy – and make new friends after what happened in middle school.

Bree used to be best friends with overweight, depressed Lara, but constantly listening to Lara’s issues got to be too much. Secretly, Bree’s glad Christian called Lara out. Lara’s not nearly as amazing as people think. But no one realized just how far Christian’s harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree.

As online life collides with real life, things spiral out of control, and not just for Lara. Because when the truth starts to come together, the backlash is even more devastating than anyone could have ever imagined.


  1. Wow! Your freshmen class picked a really good one. I love Waiting on Wednesday because I discover some wonderful books I wasn’t aware of before.

  2. I do really like the sound of this book that I’ve already added it to my goodreads! Great pick!!
    My WoW
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

  3. Wow this sounds like an awesome intense read.

    My WOW


  4. I haven’t seen this one around before. It’s not necessarily something I’d normally read, but it does look pretty good! Great pick 🙂

    Here’s my WoW!

  5. Oh I think this is really a great pick! Haven’t heard of this book but will surely add it on GR now.

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