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Trolled

By Steven Sandor

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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All Andy can think about is getting a chance to make the national swim team. He practises constantly to get his swim time down and he's saving money to pay the competition fees by working part-time at a comic book store. When a video of him flutterboard surfing makes him famous online, he uses the opportunity to crowdfund his trip to nationals.

But all that attention turns bad when he is convinced to prank a promising female swimmer on camera. Suddenly, Andy gets banned from the nationals, gets kicked off his swim team and loses his part-time job. Threats and negative comments force him to unplug completely. With the help of a friend, he finally comes up with way to apologize, acknowledge his stupidity and try to get his life and good name back.

Awards

Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2017

"...an intense, fast-paced story about the less attractive aspects of jock culture and how they can play out on social media … Written in clear, simple sentences with an emphasis on plot development, Trolled is a timely reminder that it is never acceptable to mock or belittle others, online or in real life."

- Roseanne Gauthier National Reading Campaign

"People say that they didn't mean anything racist, but that doesn't stop it from being racist. Andy, with the help of one girl he hurt, learns that lesson...That is HUGE. I am so impressed that a YA book covered it and covered it so brilliantly."

- Isaiah Roby, Reviewer, NetGalley

"Sandor is a master of summoning two serious tensions, the first being a hold-your-breath, first-person torpedoing down the swim lanes."

- Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

"Trolled is an important story in the current climate where cyber bullying is commonplace, anonymity allows people to say anything, and punishment often will far exceed the perceived crime... By using social media as a story tool, Sandor graphically illustrates what the effects of going viral can mean. It is also very telling of how social media can be used so quickly and cruelly to shame people and the devastating ripple effect it can have. Sandor has created a story that is current and relatable for readers... Highly Recommended"

- Libby McKeever, Librarian CM Magazine

"...an intense, fast-paced story about the less attractive aspects of jock culture and how they can play out on social media … Written in clear, simple sentences with an emphasis on plot development, Trolled is a timely reminder that it is never acceptable to mock or belittle others, online or in real life."

- Roseanne Gauthier National Reading Campaign

"People say that they didn't mean anything racist, but that doesn't stop it from being racist. Andy, with the help of one girl he hurt, learns that lesson...That is HUGE. I am so impressed that a YA book covered it and covered it so brilliantly."

- Isaiah Roby, Reviewer, NetGalley

"Sandor is a master of summoning two serious tensions, the first being a hold-your-breath, first-person torpedoing down the swim lanes."

- Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

"Trolled is an important story in the current climate where cyber bullying is commonplace, anonymity allows people to say anything, and punishment often will far exceed the perceived crime... By using social media as a story tool, Sandor graphically illustrates what the effects of going viral can mean. It is also very telling of how social media can be used so quickly and cruelly to shame people and the devastating ripple effect it can have. Sandor has created a story that is current and relatable for readers... Highly Recommended"

- Libby McKeever, Librarian CM Magazine

STEVEN SANDOR is an award-winning magazine editor, author and sports broadcaster. He provides colour commentary for FC Edmonton broadcasts and edits Avenue Edmonton and the Canadian soccer tablet magazine Plastic Pitch. He has written two other sports novels, Replay and Playing for Keeps, and the teen novel Crack Coach. He lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 22nd August 2016
ISBN: 9781459411425
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 144 pages
Publication Date: 22nd August 2016
ISBN: 9781459411432
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV049000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13
Lexile Reading Level: 580L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.3

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