Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Takedown

Kyla Cheng is a senior at a fancy private school in Brooklyn. She is valedictorian, beautiful, talented and very very popular. When a sex vid is posted on YurTube of her and  her handsome teacher getting passionate in the classroom, Kyla’s life as she knows it, is over. Years of being on top can leave a lot of not so happy frenemies. Her mission is to catch the culprit of the download who sent this video on a trending frenzy and go back to the norm, with Kyla in control and at the top of her college app game. Her adorable “not boyfriend” Macky and trio of besties help her through this futuristic look at a completely technological world where not just convenience but all of our emotions are controlled with a swipe or a text. A fast paced and furious look at high school peer pressure and our world as it evolves quicker than our little gadgets can carry us. I don’t read many YA books but this one is a winner. Great characters, unique repartee and glimpse into the tech world that will give you much food for thought. Great debut novel, look forward to reading more from Corrie Wang.


  1. I don't read much young adult, either, but The Takedown is one I need to make and exception for. You and Sarah both loved it and that's good enough for me!

  2. I loved this one too and I normally do not like YA.

  3. I loved this book! I like that it flipped things around regarding "mean girls". Kyla has the attributes of looks and brains, but she's not mean- she's forthright, ambitious and smart. I appreciated all of it. And the technology details were more than I could handle- although a bluetooth that translated any language in real time? That would be awesome for travel!