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Influence Reviews

Influence by Sara Shepard, Lilia Buckingham


Sara Shepard, Lilia Buckingham

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: ATOM
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 5 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780349003573

A compulsive mystery set in the fiercely competitive world of Internet stars from the bestselling author of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and actress and social media star Lilia Buckingham.

3 stars out of 5
Suzi Feay
15 Feb 2021

"Slightly sloppy in the writing, this nevertheless scores high with its unflinching detail of a baffling modern phenomenon"

These teenagers may earn a fortune and get invited to all the best parties, but the freebies come at huge personal cost. Both Fiona and Jasmine possess real-world dimensions that wouldn’t go down well with the fanbase, Scarlet and Jack are stuck pretending to like each other, and it’s not even that glamorous. One of the girls is sternly told by her manager that instead of having fun with her friends, she has to go home and drink smoothies in order to provide sponsored content. Throwing in a murder mystery hardly makes this milieu feel any more tawdry.