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In Case You Missed It

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  1,156 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Everyone has secrets—until they go viral.

Sammy Wallach has epic plans for the end of junior year: Sneak out to the city to see her favorite band. Get crush-worthy Jamie Moss to ask her to prom. Rock all exams (APs and driver’s).

With a few white lies, some killer flirting, and tons of practice, Sammy’s got things covered. That is, until the international bank her dad works
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Scholastic Press (first published October 10th 2016)
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Angela (Library Lady) Helene is the name of Sammy's mom.
Denise I never received mine either. I won it on October 31, 2016. I emailed Scholastic but they weren't any help at all. I wonder if anyone got theirs.

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Elise (TheBookishActress)
In Case You Missed It is about racism and misogyny– not the obvious kind, the subtle kind. Sarah Darer Littman tackles internet culture and online witchhunts in a realistic way.

Unfortunately, this is also a bit of an issues book, and not in a good way. While Sam's family is portrayed realistically, the characters often feel like plot tools to teach the main character a lesson. The characters weren't bad, but they didn't have much personality beyond their issues.

This could be remedied by the st
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I have read every book Sarah Darer has written, in fact, Want To Go Private? is one of my favorite books, so I was psyched to read In Case You Missed It.

Once again, Darer tackles the tough subject of social media and how it can destroy lives.

Unfortunately, for me, this book was just too slow going - especially if I compare it to Want To Go Private? which had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

This book does explore the down side of the internet and of social media, but I found myself not
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ala-annual-2016
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got for review via YA Books Central.
Diversity: 1 - Tokenism
2 (Sam's family is Jewish; her friend Rosa is Hispanic with no specified background; two characters with the surnames Karim and Chen go undescribed and also have no specified background)
Disability: 0
Intersectionality: 1 (Racism is a major issue handled in the novel, but I don't feel it did it well)

You know Jennifer Brown? The YA author who wrote Hate
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

When I was in school, long before computers, kids passed notes to each other in class. Sometimes a teacher would realize, then confiscate a note and read it to the class. Or the note could fall into the wrong hands. The first and last time I had such an incident I learned never to put down on paper what I didn't want others to read.

Sammy's life is over. Her family is hacked, her online journal made public causing both ridicule and hurt feelings. Her friends aren't speaking to her and her
Alison Strandell
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Even though this book has characters in high school, the audience could really be immature and younger than that; I'm thinking sixth and seventh grade girls. I did enjoy the non-stop action (or should I say drama)... wondering if Sammy would get asked to Prom, dad's bank getting annihilated by hackers, and Sammy's every thought in her online diary being posted for the world to see. The book also presents many life lessons including how to handle friendship troubles, boy troubles, and even a fami ...more
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this book was great but sammy had alot of challenges her online dairy went viral and all her hopes and dreams are on the internet ! sammy has to show bravery when dealing with her friends that now hate her and her crush that now hates her and on top of all this her mom gets cancer !
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is touching and dramatic. It's about Sammy who has a diary in her laptop so her brother won't read it. Sammy has a lot of plans during her junior year. Like, sneaking out to see her favorite band and her parent's doesn't even know about it. But all her plans didn't work because where the bank her dad works for, got hacked. All of private information
No. No, no, no.

I am 150 pages into this book, and I can tell: We've had a Discussion About Racism, a Discussion About Xenophobia, a Discussion About Sexism (including a nod to the wage gap, and you don't want to hear my rant about the wage gap and how it DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST no matter how hard SOME PEOPLE TRY TO PUSH IT AS TRUTH), a lot of these with possibly the most idiotic set-up, designed so that we could have these Discussions in the first place. It was all smack-you-in-the-face, not-an-ou
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is now one of my favorite books. I loved this book and could not put it down. I think people that like Realistic Fiction would also like this book.
Ashley Loehrke
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Audrey C
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017, not-owned
... Well. I guess this type of book just isn't mine anymore. I'm sure I would've liked it two or three years ago, but right now? I can't say I did. This book is about a girl, Sammy, who wakes up one day and find that all of her thoughts are online, due to her family's computer's hacking.

The plot wasn't bad, let's be honest. I even think it was quite good. But the way Sarah Darer Littman wrote about it... I don't know, it was just childish and unrealistic. The characters didn't have any personali
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
On one hand, this book addresses sexism and racism in ways that young people would familiar with...which is great. On the other hand, those issues are kind of glossed over at times, and no one ever really takes responsibility for their remarks/actions (including our main character). There's a feeling of "it's're forgiven because you're not REALLY a racist". That's a little frustrating--it would have been nice for the characters to have longer discussions about "casual" racism and sexi ...more
Mar 25, 2018 added it
This was a good book. Sammy’s dad gets in trouble through work so her family gets hacked and everything goes online. I didn’t like her dad because he lied to them. I thought that her mom should have told Sammy and her brother that she had cancer before they started hearing things about it at at school. If I were Sammy I wouldn’t want to find out stuff about my family after everyone else did. I like that after Sammy and her friends become closer, they make their own fake prom. They are all suppos ...more
Ashley ❣️
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! I listened to it on audio and it kept me interested, I liked the whole aspect, but I hated how the friends just turned their backs on her asap, even tho they know they’ve probably said some things about each other as well’
Nick Pes
16 year old Samantha has this year in the bag. A cute prince, drivers lisence, and go to the biggest concert of the year. Everything is going perfect, when a group of hackers steal the family icould drive. She soon find some secrets about her dad, her diary gets exposed, and more destruction. Can she bring her friends back together, and still go to the prom?

I recommend this book for people in 5th-7th grade because of the vocab.
Jaina Rose
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: blogged
This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.

The first thing that struck me about Sammy Wallach was that she's really similar to me in a lot of ways. She's a junior; I'm a senior. She's taking four AP exams; I just took four AP exams, and am going to do it again next year. She's training for her driver's test; I'm training for mine (and bonus: my mother used to be every bit as anxious a passenger as hers is). As the story continued, more similarities emerged–we've both never dated, w
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-grade-7
Ok, so this book had its amazing and engaging summary at the back of the book and that's what prompted me to buy it in the first place. Sadly the book did not execute the plot and story very well bc frankly i was looking forward to it.
The MC Sammy Wallach drove me nuts and she was so FLAT! So were the others, I noticed that because I wasn't so invested in the characters, I did not care what ended up happening to them sadly.
The romance between Noah Woods and Sammy was Eh. I knew it wasn't the f
Hannah Muller
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the book "In Case You Missed It" by Sarah Darer Littman, the Wallach family goes through many obstacles once Sammy's dad's bank was hacked. Not only does the back go through the hack and all the problems following that, the family's private cloud gets hacked too. Sammy gets socially embarrassed and while that was happening she lost her best friends but gained some new friends as the book went on. Personally I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed "Backlash" which is also writen by Sarah ...more
Savannah M
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This week, I read "In Case You Missed It." I'm going to write a book review for it. The characters are, Samantha (Sammy) Wallach and her parents. The setting is at school and at home. The main problem is that Sammy realizes that she is hacked, so the hackers post her diary on the internet and everyone at her school reads her diary. Sammy also finds out that her mother has breast cancer, which that made Sammy's life difficult. She thinks that she has lost her friends, but she only lost one of her ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
My main character has been through queit an adventure threw the progressive plot of this story.But sammy thinks it won't stop in long long run .All i'm saying is she should have hope for the futer .things can change .I say with full confidence that even though she lost her friend ,her dad,and even her mom things could turn around in the blink of a eye . I think through out the book she is thinking to harshly on some of the problems she encounters . she should look to see life more , if she isn't ...more
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl named Sammy who turned her good life into a really complicated life. Sammy's father work in a company where they keep everybody's secret in their life's, but hackers invaded their company and things get really ugly. The hackers exposed everyone's secret life's including Sammy, and Sammy's life became miserable. I really like this book because it talks about solving situations that can really relate in our life.
The book in case you missed it was really informing and interesting. I loved everything about it. The internet had put her in a bad spot but she got through it and made it out a better person. It also showed her who her friends really were and how much they cared about her. In the end she also learned the importance of family.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
***Disclaimer: I read the ARC, so idk how similar the actual book is to what I read. Probably really similar though.

Ok, so this book was really relatable. Like, really, really relatable. To the point where it sounded like I could've written something similar(i.e. the AP grind, moms who freak out when I drive, needing to get my fucking license already). It was cute and funny. And she's super nerdy(view spoiler)
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pbwkendread, 2017

So I saw this book at my children's book fair. I grabbed it, read the back, put it down. Grabbed another book, put it down, then re-grabbed this book. What pulled me to it was the saying on the front. Everyone has secrets-until they go viral. How true is that. We all have things we have written online or sent as a text and it isn't meant for other eyes to see. So when Sammy's world is turned upside because of hackers she learns a valuable lesson, something
Shelby Bowsher
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sammy Wallach zoomed through her junior year and is totally prepared for her senior year. She’s ready to get A’s her tests, sneak out to a concert, and get asked to prom by her huge crush. Everything goes smooth and according to plan, with a few hiccups (or pukes by drunk dudes at the concert) Sammy has everything she wanted.
Until the worldwide bank that her dad works at get hacked and everything Sammy has ever sent or written or taken a picture of on her phone -texts, emails, photographs- ev
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eng-471
What would you do if everyone you know suddenly knew all your deepest darkest secrets? What would you do if there was nothing you could hide? Sammy is excited for junior year but this excitement slowly fades when all her information is out in the open for the world to see. What starts off as a great semester of her fantasizing of her dream prom date and sneaking off to the city to see a rock band, turns into a nightmare really quickly. Now she may not even be able to pass all her exams either. H ...more
Alysa King
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I gave this book 3 stars because I felt as though the author vaguely described the characters in the book and brushed by tough topics and situations to ultimately end in a happy ending.

In the beginning of the book you begin to get a feel for the main character, Sammy Wallach. Although the author, Sarah Littman, doesn’t go into enough depth to give you a detailed description of the main character and her personality. This was tough because as the plot continued to build, you were left feeling co
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
{My thoughts} – Sammy is your typical high school girl that worries about all the typical things in life. She worries about passing he’d SAT, passing he’d drivers test and others. In the middle of all this worrying she starts keeping secrets from her parents.

One weekend her and her friends sneak off to a concert and she borrows her mom’s sweater without asking. While at the concert the sweater gets ruined and a few days after her dad’s company gets hacked as well as their daily cloud.

The hackers
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Littman, Sarah Darer In Case You Missed It, 305 pgs. Scholastic Press (Scholastic Inc.), 2016. $17.99 Language – PG (8 swear, 0 “f”), Mature Content – PG; Violence – PG;

Sammy has the normal frustrating parents, the normal secret crush, and the normal teenage imperfections to keep in a diary away from prying eyes. The only difference between Sammy’s normality and every other high schooler is that her diary, synced to her family’s cloud account, gets hacked in an attack on her father’s bank. And
Katie B.
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Middle school & older
This is a story about a high school junior, Samantha, who's personal life comes crashing down amidst the pressures and responsibilities of school. As she navigates through the stresses and milestones of junior year - driver's license test, AP exams, SAT prep & test, crushes and finding a date for prom, her world takes un unforeseen and dramatic hit when her father is targeted in a cyber attack. Her life becomes unhinged when her digital diary going viral is included in the collateral damage ...more
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Sarah Darer Littman is the award-winning author of CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC, PURGE, LIFE, AFTER, WANT TO GO PRIVATE? and the upcoming CHARMED, I'M SURE and IN CASE YOU MISSED IT and middle grade fairy tale retellings CHARMED I'M SURE, and FAIREST OF THEM ALL. She lives in Connecticut, in a house that never seems to have enough bookshelves.

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