k rawson, author
Quinn Cotti has a 4.0 GPA and can hack the school database. From her phone. While driving. And when her reputation is trashed by cyberbullies, she can concoct the perfect revenge. But when her computer virus posts a secret video and a classmate commits suicide, she learns her detractors had unexpected motivations. She’s had a low-grade crush on Jake since seventh grade, when she imagined him the noble prince of the Cybertown family. A darkly funny modern tragedy that lands fresh and hopeful.By junior year, his charm is as potent as the California Chronic stashed in his room and he has her naked faster than you can say safe sex. However, any illusions she has about Jake are gone when he ditches her for a tall blond thirty minutes later. What happened with Jake at the party was a huge mistake and just how huge is clear the next day when he brands her a slut on the HitList website. Before she can dwell on that heartache, more guys chime in and within four miserable weeks, she finds her reputation’s gone from class brain to school whore. Writing a computer virus seems the perfect revenge on all the HitListers. And it is—up until the suicide of a gay classmate. First off, why? Then she begins to worry—what if there are more? Soon the cops are sniffing around. Getting caught means losing her scholarship. Meanwhile her research into other possible suicides has her wondering who was really behind all the slander in the first place. And why is Jake acting all caring and concerned, when he was the one who smeared her in the first place? HitList is a novel as fresh and frightening as the day’s headlines, that exposes cyber bullying from three points of view: the victim, the villain–and the one who’s both.