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3.01  ·  Rating details ·  343 ratings  ·  98 reviews
To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question.

When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school's production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department's "social media director" and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so when someone hacks her twitter account, Briana can't muster the energy to stop it. After al
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Point
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Jul 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nwh, mystery, ya-books
Wow, I'm going to feel absolutely horrible putting this review out there, but the whole process of reading this was irritating. The greatest issue came from the disparity between the summary of the book and the actual book itself. So, I'm going to point out those issues first. My response is in bold.

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jv poore
Desperate to shine, Briana understands that she must first emerge from her mother’s shadow. In an apparently counterintuitive move, she chooses to attend the very same prestigious boarding school where her mother was once the brightest star on stage. Driven by the need to prove to her mother, and more importantly to herself; one can most certainly be a fine, talented actor while deftly avoiding drama in real life, she was able to push reservations aside, as the move is not without apprehension.

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I am so torn about how I feel about this book because while I enjoyed reading it, there were numerous problems throughout which really annoyed me. I have really been trying to get into reading horror/mystery books in YA after I stumbled upon some amazing adult ones, but what I am finding is that there are hardly any good YA horror novels available or at least I have not found them yet. I was really hoping this book
Ally Doerman
Mar 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: royal, young-adult
Where as most of the other students at school have gone to MacHale, a boarding school in Maine that focuses on the arts and her mother's old stomping ground, since they were freshman, Bree is new and doesn't really fit in with the rest of her classmates.The book takes place over winter break, when students come back to school after the holidays to put together a play. The school is putting on Hamlet, and Bree really wants the part of Ophelia. Upon arriving at auditions, she learns that the forme ...more
Apr 16, 2013 marked it as to-read
Eek! Nothing is creepier than horror kids! Children of the Corn will haunt me forever despite its awfulness!

They are looking into my soul!!
Richard Denney
2 stars

This just... was... no.

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Aug 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
This was a fairly quick and easy read but it really should have been twice as long, with a lot more suspense and creepy shit. We know Briana doesn't get the part, yet 100 pages are dedicated to the build-up to the auditions and the announcement of the cast list. It's another 20 pages before Briana is made Social Media Director. The death of Briana's rival doesn't happen until page 152. Of 216. The actual "action" doesn't start happening until you're 70% of the way through the book. That's ridicu ...more
Sep 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Paula Brandon
Oct 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'm pretty certain Anna Davies' inability to write an interesting, cohesive thriller killed the Point Horror relaunch! This is TERRIBLE.

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Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
The ending is a little "whoops, Scholastic only gave me 200 pages, I'd better wrap this up" and the romance that comes out of nowhere for the epilogue is just plain cheesy. Overall it's a quick thrill, but it will be dated as soon as teens move on from Twitter to the next thing.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this book gets a bad rap. It was a quick easy read. It wasn't perfect but it was enjoyable
May 28, 2014 rated it it was ok

Briana has just finished her first semester as a transfer student to a private school in Maine and it hasn't gone well. Her mother has fond memories of being a social butterfly at MacHale, but Briana just can't seem to catch a break.

When she decides to stay around for winter term and audition for Hamlet, she hopes to really shine and maybe even become the popular girl she's always dreamed of being. If she can be Ophelia, she can join the theatre kids and r
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This book got potential and that's all I can say about it. It started out really nice. In fact, it was so interesting that I almost finished it in one sitting. Almost. However, the second half of the book was very disappointing.

I liked the characters of this book a lot. At least at first. The various personalities made them real and exciting to read. Later on, though, they became kind of stiff, bland and extremely boring. Briana, AKA @alleyesonbree (her Tw
Jessica | Booked J
May 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Full review:

Followers, by Anna Davies (out June 24th 2014), is a novel targeted at middle grade students who are looking to be spooked within the pages of a thriller and boy, will this deliver it to them! I think that it will surely be a hit and strike all the right marks with its use of social media and the light glimpses of horror. Theatrical students, in particular, will eat it up — especially if they’re looking for a light scare and a bit of mystery!

Avery Tribett
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this book there is a thrilling murder case going on but the cover of the book seems to add a lot more tension then the book actually has. At the begging of the book you meet a girl named Briana that is going to a arts boarding school. She is shy and conserved until she goes into to her dorm and realizes everyone is already there. So she actually breaks out of her shell. Soon she is trying out for a part at the school play when the other school is brought in because of the new play director Mr ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: chs
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Rebecca McNutt
Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book is just depressing. I mean, seriously? A horror novel about Twitter? This book has left me incredibly worried for the publishing market and incredibly grateful that I don't have a Twitter account. Another book that tries way too hard to appeal to lazy teens in the digital age and only ends up coming across as really lame.
May 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I've been trying to get into this one but so far nothing about it is grabbing me. And, with so many books waiting in this wings, it is time to let it go. Another one where the writing, characters, and story-line are not appealing to me.
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jordan C.

Title: Followers
Pages: 216
Author: Anna Davies
Publisher: Point
Genre: Mystery
ISBN 978-0-545-51196-4
Price $9.99 USD

In the book, “Followers,” Briana, who is the main character, is new to MacHale, a private school, and just started in Winterm, with less students than it normally has.. She has just decided to try acting again after she quit for a few years ago. Her theater teacher dies from “old age” just a few days into the new school. The school hires a new theater teacher to take his
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
FOLLOWERS actually has a full point lower rating than DEFRIENDED on Goodreads, however, I think this is the better of two books. At least FOLLOWERS has actual tension and the author doesn’t act like the readers like dolts when it comes to technology. Although she is rather insistent that her characters can’t live without their phones, which I found a little annoying. And I’m not sure what the creepy ten-year-olds with yellow eyes have anything to do with anything. I guess yellow eyes are mention ...more
May 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
When I first saw this book on a shelf in my friend's house, I was immediately interested. Ecstatic, even. From what I read on the blurb and the small commentary that my friend gave me, I thought it would be a thrilling, creepy and awesome book built around the equally awesome base idea. But what I read was disappointing, to say the least.
Now, I don't mean to say the whole book was disappointing, just... most of it.
I think the main reason for my disinterest in this book is probably in how unrea
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. But it just completely missed the mark for me. Firstly, it gave me SUPER intense 'Friend Request' (the movie) vibes, and not in a good way. Labelling this book as horror is really being quite generous. Secondly, I have no idea what the plot/storyline of this was meant to be. While it had really good potential, I think it got a bit lost in trying to incorporate the subplots of her mother/Eric and his romances with all the girls/the stuff with Zach??/Tristan and ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
It was pretty good, but (kind of a spoiler alert) you kept thinking there was an important character but then they would be killed off, so in the end there was only one main character that lived through the whole book. Also, the ending was such a let down, I kept waiting for something thrilling and I got it in the second to end chapter. Still, the epilogue was so unnecessary and I wished it wasn't even there. In the end, it was pretty decent.
Xing Zhi
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mb-ok, grl-upper-sec
I mean the premise is interesting.
But the story doesn't really match the blurb? So I feel kinda cheated on the story?
The execution of the story is also a bit meh, with Bree just obsessing over Eric and Twitter the whole time? It wasn't very consistent, and the wrap-up didn't feel very consistent to me.

It's clean for secondary schools though. But still. Eh.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library
I check his book out from the library on a whim. I thought the plot sounded interesting. All I can say is I'm glad I I didn't buy it. This book was horrible. The plot was really drug out to the half of the book, and the last was just boring. It was not even scary. This is the second worst book I have ever read. Only the maze runner was worse.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not much happens until like page 175, then the rest is rushed and confusing. I think if the book had been longer it could have had a chance to be good and make sense without making me feel like I was searching for Pepe Silvia.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
nice plot twist in the end
Lea Ann
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Kind of a slow start. Lots of teen angst and snarky dialogue.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Briana found out who was Hamlet's ghost and now that she knows who she was so happy that know everybody believes her.
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