Who R U Really? - Margo Kelly

who are you
 4 Stars

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.

 Margo Kelly is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, she is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her first novel. Margo welcomes the opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.

Very good, very well done! I have read a few books and seen movies about this subject before (cyber stalking/cyber pedophiles) but really the subject never gets old. It is an important subject that we really should read about over and over! Not only is it important for teens and pre-teens to read this it is just as important for parents. Mom's - you NEED to know what your teens are doing on the internet! When my daughter was a teen I checked out everything. I watched her, I limited her usage, I checked the history, I checked her websites, I asked her to show me conversations, etc. I knew what she was doing. And if she ever used the internet when I wasn't home - she was grounded - period!
Now she is 26, married and will be having kids of her own soon and I will tell her the same thing - get involved!

OK enough ranting, getting back to the book.
This book is fast paced, interesting, with great characters! I liked the way the storyline developed. And, it kept me guessing.

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  1. Thank you for featuring Who R U Really? on your site today!

  2. So true! I think it's also good if kids and parents have a good relationship with each other and feel like they can talk about these things. My cousins are always disobeying their mum, but she never actually tells them why they shouldn't do things and she never lets them join in conversations. how will they ever learn?