Be sure to "follow" these fictional novels that connect us to characters dealing with the complexities of living in a virtual world.
The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon Samiah Brooks never thought she would be "that" girl. But a live tweet of a date just revealed the painful truth: she's been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah, along with his two other "girlfriends," London and Taylor, have gone viral online. The three new friends make a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves and swear off dating. This goes well until Samiah meets Daniel, who has her guessing if he is boyfriend material or just a little too good to be true?
The Bright Side of Going Dark by Kelly Harms
As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live life offline for a change.
Follow Me by Kathleen Barber
An Instagram influencer moves from New York City to Washington D.C. for a job as a social media content creator for the Smithsonian. She is used to documenting even the most mundane of her daily tasks online, and the news of her move delights a long-time stalker when he learns he will be living in closer proximity to her.
Followers by Megan Angelo
Orla is a celebrity gossip blogger by day, and at night she fantasizes about a life as an author. Her roommate, Floss, has her sights set on becoming a celebrity. Both in a career slump, they scheme up a plan using social media to help their careers. Thirty-five years later, a catastrophic data spill hacks all technology. Readers meet Marlow, a government-appointed celebrity who lives in the controlled village, Constellation, where her every move is being monitored by followers and every decision made by executives at the network.
Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai Katrina is a former model craving a low profile life. One day, while enjoying an innocent conversation with a guy at the coffee a shop, a stranger live-tweets their interaction and creates a made-up romantic spin to the encounter. With the internet on the hunt for the mystery couple, Katrina hides out at the family home of her bodyguard, Jas Sigh. Now Katrina has another problem. How does she handle close quarters with the man she's been falling in love with, especially since she's getting mixed messages from him?
Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin
A children’s playgroup musician discovers that the glamorous, Instagram-famous moms who employ her aren’t as perfect as they want everyone to think and they are hiding a darker world of secrets and betrayals.
Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein
An Instagram mishap leads to a fake engagement announcement for a struggling jeweler. When sales spike, she decides to play along. When she gets the offer of an all-expenses-paid wedding, she has to find a fiancé, fast.
Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
Violet Young is a hugely popular mommy Youtube influencer, with three children, and a successful husband. One day she disappears from the online world and her social media presence is deleted with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened?
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