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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  632 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Skye's social media game is always on point. Until her best friend, Asha, films an embarrassing video of Skye at a sleepover and posts it online. But Asha quickly deletes the post, so everything's okay. Right? Then Skye gets an anonymous message. Someone has texted her a screenshot from the video. This person threatens to share the shocking photo online . . . unless Skye d ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Point
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May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I do believe I own all of Donna Cooner's books, this is the first one I've actually read. Not for any bad reason because all her books have intrigued me but mostly due to lack of time and so many other review books, I couldn't get to hers. But I'm going to make it a point to change that because I really enjoyed this book and found it extremely insightful and relatable.

Cooner spends most of the novel in Skye's perspective but we also get to see inside the lives of her two best friends as w
Social Media, Friendship, Mystery, a dash of romance, and some other topics. But they all meshed together really fabulously. It never felt to be too much, in fact everything just clicked together as one big puzzle.

I was already getting worried that YA was just not working for me any more. I have been reading less and less YA for the past year, or I should say, I tried enough YA and just couldn't get into them. So I was definitely worried this one, with such an amazing premise, would also be dis
Gerardo Delgadillo
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
SCREENSHOT is an interesting book that raises a concern about sharing embarrassing pictures. Not naked photos or anything, but, yeah, embarrassing enough the affected person would like to erase them forever from the internet. A thing that doesn’t exist. Once posted, your are toasted, and there’s no magic “Delete” button. Yet, in this story, that kind of happens?

I usually don’t dwell much into technical details, but this picture-shared detail in SCREENSHOT stood out. Why? It sends the wrong messa
Viktoria Van der bilt
* For someone who’s advocating for strengthened participation of women in nation building, Skye is a superficial hypocrite who let herself be manipulated by her very best friend and allowed herself to be cyberbullied.
* I know the point of this book is teen image but Skye’s personality came off as confusing and annoying.
* Luke was extremely likable! He didn’t deserve Skye’s insecurities.
* A toxic friendship between a DUFF, a Regina George and a mad artist.
* Friendship with Ryan and Harmony could’
Samantha Privett
love it😇😘😜😋
Kelly Hager

This is an incredibly fast read. The summary makes it seem like it may be a thriller, but it's more of a contemp YA with elements of suspense. (Skye is only ever in danger of being humiliated online; she's never in actual peril.) 

But this book is about far more than the question of who's blackmailing Skye. It's about the idea of social media in general, and how some friends are actually pretty awful for you. These are issues that everyone deals with (teenagers especially but I know that I can so
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: won-in-giveaways
I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

Although this story deals with a topic that is extremely relevant for teens, and especially for teen girls, it does it in a way that seems very dated. I felt like I was reading something that had been written in the 1970's, by someone who was well beyond their teen years then. The characters seemed much older than they were supposed to be, and the story itself seemed dumbed down, which gave the whole thing the feel of being written for an au
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Pretty intriguing. Kept my interest.
Katarina Pljevaljcic
I really enjoyed his book!
Lyla S
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
theme: you never know what comes next
Erma Martin
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Veronika Cameron
May 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2-star-books
This book is guilty pleasure. It's 100% teen pop, kind of stupid, yet something about it won't let you put it down. Teen drama at it's... best? Or worst?
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Cross-posted from my blog,

I traveled home to Florida during my winter break and I brought a bunch of young adult books with me. I managed to finish three of them during my trip, and they were all surprisingly solid picks. All three came from my school's book fair, so my main reason for picking them up was to preview them for my students; it was an added bonus that I legitimately enjoyed them myself as well.

Screenshot was probably the book my students were most excited t
Michael Medrala
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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We need more books that illustrate the complex world of social media today’s teens live in. Screenshot looks at the good and the bad with a sympathetic eye, acknowledging that there are no easy answers to if, when, and how to use social media. There’s also mystery and friend drama galore to keep the tension high. The resulting book is both exciting and introspective. The story has a
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars for this one.

Asha, Emma, and Skye have been best friends for years, but things have been different lately. Skye is only worried about landing an internship with the senator, Emma is focused on screenwriting, and Asha is obsessed with posting things of the social media platform ChitChat.

At Asha's birthday slumber party, Skye tries on Asha's lingerie as a joke, but is upset to find Asha recording her. The worst part is that she broadcasted it live and can't take it down for fifteen minut
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was sent a free uncorrected proof of this book courtesy of a giveaway here on Goodreads. :-)

This YA novel was a quick read and I enjoyed this story of three friends, each dealing with their own major issues. The main characters are high school juniors and seniors and I would recommend it for middle school/junior high to high school readers.

Kids are growing up now with technology at their fingertips and don't always realize the impact of sharing their lives online with strangers. The main them
Maddie Dorris
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Screenshot by: Donna Cooner Choice Book #3 Q2

In the book Screenshot by Donna Cooner, Skye is a normal teen girl. She has a normal life. One day, Skye goes to her friends house for a sleepover. Skye's friends make an embarrassing video of her and saves it do her phone. But then, someone hacks into Skye's account and threatens to post the video online if Skye doesn't do what the person says to do. If Skye refuses to do what her "master" says to do, he/she will post the video online so that everybo
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
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Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
My students LOVE Donna Cooner. She always tackles current social media issues in a way that is exciting and engaging--and perfect for middle grade/YA readers.

I didn't enjoy this quite as much as they did--probably because I didn't have to deal with social media pressure as a teenager. The characters aren't all that likable (though they probably pretty accurately represent how girlfriends interact), and they really aren't all that developed other than each having a backstory/issue that she has to
Jul 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
The book "Screenshot" written by Donna Cooner is a realistic fiction book based on the life of a teenage girl named Skye. I enjoyed this book and found it to be an easy read. It was a little cheesy, but overall a good story. One night, Skye and her best friends, Asha and Emma, are celebrating Asha's birthday. Asha gets a red nightie as a gag gift and asks Skye to put it on. Skye puts it on and dances around, soon realizing that Asha videoed it and posted it on "Chit Chat," their social media app ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Screenshot is the story of Skye who desperately wants to be a summer intern for her local senator. One night while goofing off with her friends she poses in a skimpy bit of lingerie. One of her friends films her and uploads the video to social media. Even though the video has been removed someone took a screenshot and is threatening to post it unless Skye complies with the blackmailer's commands. This story has so much potential but it never fully reaches it. Like Cooner's other social media bas ...more
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hey everyone! I read this book in a day! It was an amazing book and I reccomand if you like mystery. This story is about a girl named Skye. She has 2 friends, Emma and Asha. Skye is having a great night. Skye wears a *embrassing* dress and Asha goes live on ChitChat! Skye got MAD. But Asha said, "calm down! I will delte it." Then she deletes it. Everything's fine then right? No. *someone* sends Skye a picture of her looking very weird from that sleepover. The eprson black mail ...more
Shanedra Smith
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!

I finished it in 4 days, I gave myself a week! I couldn't put it down!!! I am beyond thankful for the message in this book. Social media has taken many lives and deceived many, and it is important that we realize that pictures are merely that—pictures! I have dedicated myself to commit my social media presence to honesty...making it an extension of myself and not a totally different person. I am happy the MC in this book grasped that concept and ran with it! Put your phones
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Screenshot is an excellent book with lots of drama. This girl named Skye goes to a slumber party with two of her best friends. They were being goofy and one of her friends takes an embarrassing video of Skye and posts it on ChitChat. ChitChat is an app that is almost like Snapchat or Instagram, but you can't delete photos right away. After 15 minutes went by they could delete the embarrassing video. But not in time because someone took a screenshot of the video and is blackmailing Skye! How will ...more
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a very OK book. The main character made some stupid decisions. The ending was pretty obvious. And I don't understand when mixed perspective became a thing--some chapters are written in first person from the main character's point of view, but others are in third focused on specific other characters. I found this mixed perspective weird and rather annoying.

Positives: good messages about social media and being careful about what you're posting online. Good ideas about having goals and hav
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It was intriguing and I just kept wanting to know what the blackmailer's next move was. Basically, this book is about a girl named Skye who had gotten sent a very embarrassing picture of herself. The blackmailer was using it to control and make her do certain things or actions. At first, it was just little things the Skye wouldn't want to do but then (SPOILER) she was wearing a prom dress to an interview! (DONE) I didn't love the ending but it was still an awesome book!
Katherine Wren
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was so refreshing to read a book written by another teacher. It makes me believe that I can complete and publish my own YA books some day too.
This book is very pertinent and I cannot wait to share it with my students. The messages are positive and the characters and plot are engaging. The only issue I had was the switch in voice between Skye's chapters being in first person and all the others in third person limited. It was jarring. Other than that, this was an excellent, fast-paced contempo
Aliesha P
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an incredible book. It shows what can truly happen on social media. A girl who is at a friends house for her birthday try's on a outfit that is too small and she is very insecure about it. Her friend takes a video of her and post's it on chitchat. Someone sees it and takes a screenshot of it. This person is threatening her to do things she doesn't want to do. It gets to the point were she has to end a relationship. She finds out who this person is and is not happy. To find out who it wa ...more
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Donna Cooner was born and raised in Texas. She is a three time graduate of Texas A&M University. A former teacher and school administrator, she now teaches teachers and principals at Colorado State University where she is the director of the School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her two labs and a cat named Stu. She’s a big fan of chocolat ...more

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