Books, Music & Movies · Worthy

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Donna Cooner

In Cooner’s (Can’t Look Away, 2014) latest, the Worthy app is taking Sam Houston High School by storm. It allows students to secretly vote whether they consider a girl “worthy” of her boyfriend. This ranking often results in cruel comments, hurt feelings and broken relationships. At first junior Linden Wilson disregards the app and concentrates on trying to step out of her comfort zone by working on the prom committee and entering a writing contest. She's also started dating Alex Rivera, the cute rising star of the baseball team. But when the Worthy spotlight is suddenly turned on her and she's deemed “unworthy” of Alex, Linden makes it her goal to uncover who's behind the widely popular app.