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The Selective Collective: #Scandal by Sarah Ockler




#Scandal by Sarah Ockler

Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.

When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral.

By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation.

Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate.

There’s just one snag—Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love…

SOURCE:  ARCs provided by the publisher

Page to Screen

Lucy is doing her best friend a favor by going with her boyfriend to prom while the best friend is laid up at home with the flu.  The problem is that Lucy is in love with her BFF’s boyfriend, Cole.  That sucks, right?  She just has to get through the night, though and then it will all be over.


We picked Zoey Deutch for Lucy because she’s gorgeous! If she were my best friend, I certainly would not want her anywhere near my boyfriend, but that’s really beside the point, right?  She really is the proverbial girl next door.


Cole is crazy adorable and just as into Lucy as she is into him.


I immediately pictured Luke Benward for Cole.  I don’t know why, that’s where my brain went.  I just think he’s crazy cute.


There were a lot of characters in this book and we really wanted to cast a few more that were important to the story, so here they are:

For Lucy’s BFFs, Ellie & Griffin, we picked Maia Mitchell and Dove Cameron.

scandal bff

For Cole’s BFF John, we picked Roshon Fagen:


and for Jayla Hart, we (with the help of Brittany) picked Alexis Dzienza because she does bitchy & entitled really well:

So that’s what the movie would look like if we cast it.  We would totally watch this movie, especially if it were on Disney channel (and with these actors, I think it would be).  I loved this book & Lucy.  You should definitely consider picking it up because it’s timely, funny, and sweet.  There’s a lesson here, folks, but it’s also very entertaining.  🙂


Liked our Page to Screen? Check out the other SC posts!!

Roundtable Discussion: – Let’s Chat about #Scandal – Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide

Review: – #Scandal Tee @ YA Crush

Profile + Giveaway: Sarah Ockler  Candice @ The Grown-Up YA

Freebie: #Scandal & Unrequited Love  – Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks

Thanks to Simon for providing ARCS for review on the SC.

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