Social Media In YA Plots
It’s part of our lives. It’s part of our stories. Be it an app or an email, social media is all around us. Even in some of the best YA.
Check out these books that weave social media into their plots.
A funny, heartfelt novel for anyone who’s ever wished they hadn’t pressed send.
This multi POV crime thriller centres on the death of Simon – the creator of a High school gossip app. He had plans to expose various people. So now they all have a motive.
Vaughn agrees to pretend to be troubled pop star Oakley’s girlfriend in return for enough money to put her brothers through college. Surely she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges? But what happens when she not only fools the paparazzi and the groupies but also herself?
Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. Butwhen going viral threatens not only her lovelife but her relationship with her best friend, things are getting out of hand.
In the Victorian classics the plot would sometimes hinge on a lost letter. In this book, it is an email to the wrong address. The email threatens to push Simon out of his comfort zone and makes his relationships just a bit more messy and complicated!
Taylor and Sierra are best friends. Sierra has fallen in love with someone online and goes to meet up with him. But then she doesn’t come back. Can they find her before it’s too late?
It’s a fine line between fan and obsessive. And in this case, it can turn deadly.
How do you include social media in your stories?