52 Likes

52 Likes

by Medeia Sharif

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BN ID: 2940046527735
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication date: 01/18/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 441,165
File size: 365 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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52 Likes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Connie57103 More than 1 year ago
This book is a warning about what social media can do with innocent intentions and also by less than friends. Valerie found out the hard way. One night while trying to go to a party in an abandoned house, she went into the wrong one. Inside the house was a big built man who raped her, and then began to strangle her. He quit and ran off when a homeless occupant came to her aid and yelled at the rapist. Thankfully, she had the good sense to go to a hospital, have a rape kit done, talked to the police, and was assigned a rape counselor. This is very valuable information for any girl or lady to know! Then, Valerie started noticing body parts with the rapist's hand in the picture on popular high school photo sites like instigram. Rumors were rampant in the school regarding Valerie. She had to do something, but what? And who were the two shadows she kept seeing when she was all alone? I would, and most likely will buy this book for my daughter, my friends, and their kids. Even boys could learn about the gravity of using social media incorrectly. It should be mandatory reading in middle school. This is, besides being very informative, is also very suspenseful, exciting, and full of intrigue. It is a truly great read that will keep you on your toes at all times. You won't want to let go of this book! Thank you to Medeia Sharif and Library Thing for giving me a free e-ARC of this book to read and give my honest review.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
52 LIKES is the story of Valerie’s survival in the face of bullying, rape, and attempted murder. Valerie’s a normal teenage girl who had made some bad decisions which kids at her school thought earned them the right to bully and demean her. When she went out to a party at an abandoned house, she was attacked and left for dead. Now Valerie’s receiving mysterious messages through her social media begging her to find her attacker and find one of his other victims. 52 LIKES captures the teenage world and mindset easily. From the language used in dialogue to the intense need to be connected without regard to their personal safety, the author has nailed the teenage psyche. I liked Valerie and how she refused to be a victim any longer, in fact working toward solving the mystery of her own attack. Thankfully Valerie had a good support system with her mother, best friend, and crisis counselor all working toward Valerie’s recovery. 52 LIKES is a book which will hopefully have people taking notice how it’s not safe to be putting your entire life online. I also hope 52 LIKES will empower anyone who has been a victim to stand up, be heard, and be recognized for being a survivor.
Salirce More than 1 year ago
I received this book and was asked to provide a review. From the first page I was consumed. The more I read, the more I wanted to read. You will experience different emotions for many of the characters ranging from sadness to anger to relief. You have Valerie, a rape victim which you have sympathy for and hope that she will get through this whole situation. Cesar & Leon, typical bullies that truly do exists in today's schools, Rudy, the bully who changes and tries to help, Cookie, a best friend who always has your back no matter what, Hector, the boy who is not so popular with the girls and the mother, who does anything and everything for her child. These are the types of characters that you come across both fictionally and in reality because some time in your life you know or knew some of these people.  The realization and fondness of of this book is why I would recommend others to read it, especially teenagers.