Book Review: Who R U Really? By @MargoWKelly (Giveaway)

Title: Who R U Really?
By: Margo Kelly
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: September 18, 2014
ISBN: 9781440572760
Pages: 240

Thea's overprotective parents are driving her insane. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her online time so severely that Thea feels she has no life at all. When she discovers a new role-playing game online, Thea breaks the rules by staying up late to play. She's living a double life: on one hand, the obedient daughter; on the other, a girl slipping deeper into darkness. In the world of the game, Thea falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can't defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends.
Soon, Thea is all alone in the dark world with Kit, who worries her more and more, but also seems to be the only person who really "gets" her. Is he frightening, the way he seems sometimes, or only terribly sad? Should Thea fear Kit, or pity him? And now, Kit wants to come out of the screen and bring Thea into his real-life world. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit's allure, and hurtles toward the same dark fate her parents feared most. Ripped from a true-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea's life spins out of control.
This was such a good book. Definitely will be passing this over to both my teenage niece and nephew to give a read. We live in such a tech-savy society this story fits right in to what happens sometimes to kids these days. Not only kids, but adults too. With social media being so heavy in our every day lives, we are constantly coming across people we have never met before in person. It's hard to tell if they are who they say they are or to even confine in them once you've been chatting with them for a while. 

A story that all of us should read because there are lots of people with online relationships, how can you really tell a person is who they say they are until you actually meet them? I don't want to give away too many spoilers, but I will say that this you can't let yourself easily trust strangers that you meet online. Not to say everyone is crazy and something bad will happen, but you do need to have your guard up in case the person you are communicating with isn't the person you think they are. This was a great read that opened my eyes even more about the internet. 

We are offering two of our Just Us Girls readers a chance at winning your very own copy of, Who R U Really by Margo Kelly. Leave a comment letting us know what you do to protect yourself when talking to people online on social media sites?

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Who R U Really? at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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