Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Book - 2013
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Someone claiming to be Hayley posts incriminating photographs of her online, jeopardizing her chance at a college scholarship, but when the photographs reveal dark secrets in her family's past, Hayley learns her very life is at stake.
Publisher: New York, NY, Point Horror,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9780545477123
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 21 cm.

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coco44_2
Aug 27, 2015

Hayley is getting anonymous messages, and someone is posting embarrassing photos of Hayley on Face book as Hayley. Hayley doesn't have Face book and she doesn't even have any social accounts besides email, but someone has opened up a Face book account as Hayley. Someone is trying to sabotage Hayley, but who can it be? There are many suspects to who can it be because Hayley has some enemies from her past. Hayley wants, or needs to win the Ainsworth scholarship to college, but at her semifinal round she saw someone that looks just like her. This girl that looks just like her has been following her and has been spying on her. She then asks her mom if she has a twin sister. Her mom told her she did but her twin sister died when she was a baby. Then who could this person be? Why does she need to follow Hayley? As days go by creepy things start to happen. One day when Hayley was gone out to a restaurant with Max, her friend, a little accident happens and Hayley goes to the bathroom to clean up, but then when she finishes cleaning up she sees that girl again that looks just like her, this time she was wearing exactly what Hayley was wearing. She was having a conversation with Max. So her twin is alive. Why did her mother have to lie to her? Then her twin leaves after a couple of minutes later. When she goes back to sit down and check her phone she finds someone else’s wallet with the girl’s picture that looks just like her. Her name was Jamie. She searched harder but nothing was found that belonged to her. Jamie stole all her things including her identity cards and is somewhere out there pretending to be Hayley and ruin her life or even take over her life.

SPL_Childrens Jun 26, 2014

Seventeen-year-old overachiever Hayley, who wants to graduate with a prestigious scholarship, has stayed off social media in order to keep her online record spotless. But just before an important interview a Facebook profile pops up under her name, complete with a very provocative photo. How has this happened? Anna Davies’ book is an intriguing mix of mystery and horror.

Hayley Westin is a serious student – an overachiever, even. Lately she has sacrificed sports, friendships and a social life to work hard at her schoolwork, hoping to attain the prestigious Ainsworth Scholarship.

To keep her online record spotless (an important consideration for Ainsworth applicants), she has kept off social media. Thus, when a Facebook profile under her name pops up - complete with a very provocative photo and some inappropriate remarks, Hayley is both devastated and mystified.

Her interview for the scholarship is ruined, and as the Facebook updating continues over time, Hayley is determined to find who is responsible for this internet sabotage. Could it be a rival for the scholarship, or someone who dislikes her - or someone she doesn’t even know?

As Hayley searches for answers, the mystery and the developments surrounding her stolen identity become increasingly sinister and even terrifying, ending with a thoroughly unanticipated twist.

Readers of this suspenseful, page-turning novel may also be interested in another title by Anna Davies, Wrecked.

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katerys
Aug 06, 2013

I am rating this book 3 stars. Normally a book like this would get a 3 1/2 or a 4 (my version of a 1-5 scale is 1=horrible, 3= mediocre, and 5=fantastic) but on this library site, they say a 3 is above average. It's good, but reminds me of Sarah Shepard's books. A bit creepy too.

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SPL_Childrens Jun 26, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17

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