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Double standards are about to get singled out.

In this stunning debut, author Natalie Walton tackles privacy and relationships in the digital age.

As a lead reporter for The Warrior Weekly, Eden has covered her fair share of stories at St. Joseph's High School. And when intimate pictures of seven female students are anonymously emailed to the entire school, Eden is determine
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 2nd 2021 by Wattpad Books
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Natalie Walton
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote the book so I stand by it being good!!

REVENGE OF THE SLUTS is recommended to anyone who is a fan of:
aspiring journalists
teen sleuths
social commentary
fighting the system

And, just as a warning, there are mentions of cyberbullying and sexual violence/revenge porn throughout the book. There is a TW in the book itself but wanted it to be here, too!

If you're interested in learning more about revenge porn and revenge porn advocacy, or if you would like access to a support hotline, we have some
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Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reviews, ya
RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT NOVEL OF THE EFFECTS OF REVENGE PORN

If there is one part of sexism today that is steamed in victim blaming it is revenge porn. You often hear people say 'Those girls just shouldn't share those kinds of photos of themselves with anyone else'. These people completely ignore the context of the photos, the breach of trust and the effects on the victims. This story takes those things into account, and that's why this is an important novel for teens of both sexes to read.

👍 What
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Brenda Feinen
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Someone uses St Joe's student list serve to email the entire student body explicit pictures of seven female students - all of which are over the age of 18. There is no legal recourse - the police aren't interested. The school's administration downplays the seriousness of the situation to deter donations - the bulk of the student body are children of wealthy families. The administration offers walk-in counseling to those impacted, not just the seven young women. They want to push it away as quiet ...more
Angela Staudt
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Revenge of the Sluts was a lot better than I was anticipating. I didn’t really know how this story was going to form and where it would lead, but I can say it was really good and the point the book made was powerful. This starts out with an anonymous email being sent within a high school to all of the students. In the email several of the students are featured in different states of undress and are quite obviously nude photos. T
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Tijana
Jan 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
***ARC received via NetGalley***

The only thing in this bookish world I hate more than a horrible novel is a novel that's absolutely, horrendously bad until the very last pages, when it gets good.
Because, what am I supposed to do with it then? I just spent days creating a list of all the ways I'll drag it through the mud in my review once I'm done reading, and in the end...the novel redeemed itself?

So yes, the first 70% of Revenge of the Sluts was plain bad:
–The writing was amateurish
–Each a
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Fizah(Books tales by me)
Actual Rating 2.5

Thank you Netgalley for the review copy.

“We did the right thing for the girls. And the right thing for the girls is the right thing for everyone else.”

One day, students of St. Joseph’s High School got an email. Inside it was nudes of 7 girls, nothing is common in all of these girls except they all are seniors.

Eden is a journalist of the school’s newspaper, she wanted to get justice for all of these girls. School administration doesn’t want this news to get out and forcing journa
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Marti
Dec 11, 2020 rated it liked it
The premise of this book was enticing.

It all starts with an email. An email everybody at the school received. In it, many pictures of different students, all in some form of undress. There is no clue as to who the sender is, but everyone is talking about it. Eden is a senior, and the editor of the school newspaper. When she sees the email she feels upset, and now she is determined to get to the bottom of it all. Since no one is doing anything, Eden and the students in the pictures join forces t
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♥Milica♥
Well...this book tried, I'll give it that. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't mind blowing either.

The writing style was surprisingly well done. After all I've heard about Wattpad fics and books, I wasn't sure what to expect. I only read one other published Wattpad book which was great. So I was pleased to see the writing was done "professionally".

The pacing was strange. The beginning was okay, I LOVED the middle, and the ending was both interesting and anticlimactic.

I'm not sure how I feel abo
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Daven McQueen
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book: SLAPS. The characters are well-developed, the mystery is engaging, and the social commentary around slutshaming and revenge porn is discussed with a lot of thought and nuance while still maintaining the readability of YA. Natalie Walton is the next superstar of YA feminist fiction.

p.s. saw another reviewer saying this isn’t a book, it’s a revolution and.... sis u right
birdie
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book really went beyond my expectations! My review will be published on my blog approx a week before the release date (2020, 2 February!) but I can already tell you that this book just can't get underrated! The character's voices need to be heard, so put this on your tbr!! ...more
Samthefangirl
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this - looking at things like victim shaming, revenge “porn”, and the scary realities that come along with living in modern life - EVERYTHING is digital, accessible and no longer private.

I loved the cast of strong, and interesting female characters and their interactions.

I always enjoy a high school whodunnit and this one did not disappoint.

I think fans of Karen M. McManus One Of Us Is Lying would really enjoy this book.

A solid 4 stars and a very promising debut!
Maria
Jan 14, 2021 rated it liked it
CW: sexual violence (revenge porn/non consensual pornography) and cyber bullying

Thank you Raincoast Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

I liked the book, and I think it’s going to be an important resource for schools/librarians for sure when finding fiction books on this topic.

I appreciate the story and the relevant/important themes it explores. I just think at times the dialogue read a little younger than what I would expect. Other than that, the characters were interesting. I jus
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Trisha
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
"There's nothing wrong with sending photos," Sloane said. "You sent the picture to someone who consented to receiving it and you're an adult, so you didn't do anything bad or wrong. And that applies to all of you equally. The only person to blame here is the person who sent the email."

What a powerful, relevant story. Revenge Porn. It seems to be the dirty words no one wants to talk about, adults and high school students alike. And too often, we wrong and get mad at the person who is "sending" th
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Aly
Nov 16, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

The idea behind this story is great, girls have compromising pictures leaked at school then decide to stand up to their bullies. I love stories where girls are strong and fight against their oppressors. The issue I had was that it didn't feel like the girls fought back that much, I think they had two protests and that's about it. The story focused on reporter Eden as she tried to tell the story and stand up to her principal. I was hoping to see more girls band together, more guys gettin
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Moony (The Burglar Baggins) MeowPoff
* I got this book from netgalley in exhange for a honest review *
This was actually more interesting and likable than i thought it would be. I was very unsure if i would like it at all. But i actually got some Veronica Mars Vibe going on here and i dig that show even though it ended some years ago and the 4th season i haven`t seen because i`ve spoiled it to myself and i do not wanna watch THAT particular happening. If you have seen it, you know. Anyway, it was really interesting to follow. I ki
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Polly
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set around the scandal of revenge porn in a Massachusetts high school and seen through the eyes of a student journalist investigating the story, Revenge Of The Sluts examines the toxicity and solidarity between teenagers, powered along by an engaging plot.

This is the first YA book I've read that has hit me with the realisation that I am now a completely different generation to the characters. In this story, the pace of change of technology since I was their age has created a chasm, with differen
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Fanna
Oct 24, 2020 marked it as definitive-tbr
Shelves: 2021-releases
October 24, 2020: High school mystery books are kinda my weakness
Margot Lissens
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5*
Whenever you see a book that was first published on Wattpad now being traditionally published, it can be quite offputting. It especially makes you a bit weary of the way the book is written and the writing style in general. However, with Revenge of the Sluts that weariness is not necessary. The book is written in a very easy-to-read way and especially doesn’t have too many words trying to say somthing instead of showing it, like a lot of Wattpad books do. Even more, it sometimes could’ve use
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Simona
* I’ve got this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review*

What can I say, except that I was pleasantly surprised by this story.
I was hooked by it from the first page and read this book way past my bedtime. It’s one of those stories where you tell yourself “just one more chapter”.
I find it very important to talk about topics like slut-shaming, cyber bullying from the young days. And in my opinion these topics were covered in this story very well. It infuriates me, that there is still
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Ivey
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
REVENGE OF THE SLUTS addresses questions surrounding slut shaming and sex crimes in the digital age. If you're looking for an excellent mystery, strong female characters, and thought provoking social commentary wrapped up in an accessible, fun book, I'd highly recommend this story! ...more
Janna
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
2/5🌟: i feel like this book was trying to be feminist, but failed immensely. i loved that the main character was a second generation korean. but that's where the representation stopped. this novel is full of stereotypes (mean jocks, who share nude pictures of their girlfriends with each other), even though it tries to overcome the "sending nudes is slutty" attitude, at last it still pushes the image that girls are always jealous of other girls and want to destroy other relationships just for the ...more
Brinley
Revenge of the Sluts is truly one of those books that sticks with you. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, but that was what made it so amazing. By confronting so many difficult issues, it provokes discussion on topics that need to be discussed.

Revenge of the Sluts follows Eden, a reporter at her school’s newspaper. After a school-wide email is sent out with six different girls’ nudes, she decides that they deserve justice. Despite facing censorship, legal loopholes, and close minded peers a
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nora 🪐
3.8/5 ☆

This book opens for multiple important discussions that should be had. Everyone can learn something from the social commentary presented in this book. The themes and issues that are being tackled are highly relevant, and I do believe anyone can find some guidance in this book. Today, revenge porn and nudes play a big role in the life of a lot of teenagers, and this book may give more insight into the consequences and aftermath of actions.

When the nudes of seven girls were sent to all the
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Alicia
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Wattpad Books for sending me an ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


CW: sexual violence (revenge porn/nonconsensual pornography) and cyber bullying
These CWs are taken straight out of the front of the book.


4/5


This was a really good book. I thought the author did a really great job of handling and presenting a difficult topic.

It jumps right in with the book starting as an email is sent out to all of the students and faculty at St. Joe’s high school. In the email are 7
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Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
Man, I am so glad I was an adult and out of college before cell phones and social media became such a powerful thing. Nowadays, there's cyber bullying, nudes everywhere and quick judgment from keyboard warriors/trolls. Now imagine you're a teenage girl, in high school and all of the sudden the nudes you sent privately to your boyfriend are now included in an email with six other girls. It's already hard enough trying to get through high school unscathed but this absolutely crosses a line. (Anyon ...more
M.  [storme reads a lot]
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the type of Wattpad book I love. The first book I ever read from the publisher was 5 stars and am glad this one was just as good. I have been reading so many thrillers and mysteries lately, this was a great one to have in the line up. All of the characters were well done, interesting, and the mystery never faltered. This also touches on the topics of slut shaming and revenge porn, but in a proactive way. I thought they were handled way, and it was good to see this in a YA book since many ...more
Sanne
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book, wow. Its a very deep book and makes you really want to take a good look in the mirror. High school is never easy but being in the middle of a nude scandle is something no one deserves. People are fast to blame the person in the photo but never look past it. All they see is a naked body. This made makes you look past the naked body and more to the person. And also makes you look to the person who sended them out. Unexpected friendschips for life get build while the slut squat tries to ...more
Alaina
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Revenge of the Sluts was pretty interesting. In a world of double standards.. oh wait, we live in that world currently. Scratch that. Whether we've lived through this or knew someone that went through it, this book revolved around compromising pictures being leaked.

Now me? Never been through this and it didn't happen to anyone that I know of when I was in school. YET, I do know that this happens a lot to celebrities. So, I
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Ruei (Ruei's Reading Corner)
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020, arcs
Full Review: https://rueisreadingcorner.blogspot.c...

4.5/5

Eden is a senior in high school the executive editor for her school newspaper, the Warrior Weekly. Most events that have happened aren't really eye-catching so she mainly covers basic things like sports interviews. This all changes one morning when nude photos of seven girls are sent to the entire student body by a person who goes by "Eros". It quickly becomes a hot topic in school and the "perfect" school is no more.

The school doesn't se
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Tay Marley
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pheeeeeew. Where do I begin?! I loved this book from beginning to end. The writing style is impeccable, flawless, gorgeous. Each and every character is so well written that they all have a unique voice. I could tell who was present in the scene without having to double check even though there were a lot of characters to keep up with, it was so easy because of how well they were voiced. This author is going places, she is so talented.

I loved the approach to the double standards surrounding sexua
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Natalie Walton is the author of REVENGE OF THE SLUTS (2.2.21) and the host of the podcast Sex Ed Taught Me. She wrote Revenge of the Sluts while working toward her degree in sociology and criminal justice.

You can find Natalie on Twitter and Instagram @nataliexwalton.

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