Snapstreak: How My Friends Saved My (Social) Life
In Snapstreak’s pleasant plot, I enjoyed following Gwyneth, Lulu, Megan, and Vee struggle to win The Channel 14 News Snapchat Competition. Vee is going to transfer to Shoreham Middle School soon, and she and her friends are not happy about it. Vee is desperate to have some friends at Shoreham. So, when she meets Gwyneth, a cool, popular girl who goes to Shoreham, Vee is determined to impress Gwyneth even at the cost of a few lies. Little does Vee know that Gwyneth is not being completely honest with her either. While Vee tries to show of her lacrosse skills, she falls and gets a concussion. Not allowed to use her phone, Vee puts her trust in Megan and Lulu as they try to continue her snapstreak. Unfortunately, the phone gets passed around from one person to the next until finally ending up in her crush’s pocket and then handed back to her. With the Snapstreak surprisingly still going, Vee and Gwyneth win the contest and get tickets for their favorite band.
The plot was intriguing but not necessarily believable. I really liked how each chapter was a different character’s perspective, although I wish there were a few more of Gwyneth’s. Gwyneth’s, Vee’s, Megan’s, and Lulu’s characters are fairly believable and developed, even though Lulu might have been too dramatic. In Snapstreak you get to see Gwyneth’s, Vee’s, Megan’s, and Lulu’s snaps. Suzanne Weyn, the author, used real pictures, and I really appreciated that. The characters are supposedly in 8th grade, but in their snaps they look like they’re in their early 20’s. When I first saw this book, I did not think I was going to like it. I thought the plot would be boring with superficial problems. But as soon as I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
|Page Count||192 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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