Read How to Disappear Online Free - Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable.
So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s pictures, posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. Instantly, she begins to get followers, so she adds herself to more photos from all over the world with all types of people. And as Vicurious’s online followers multiply, Vicky realizes she can make a whole life for herself without ever leaving her bedroom. But the more followers she finds online, the clearer it becomes that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her— #alone and #ignored in real life.
To help them, and herself, Vicky must find the courage to face her fear of being “seen,” because only then can she stop living vicariously and truly bring the magic of Vicurious to life.
In this beautiful and illuminating narrative, Sharon Huss Roat shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are.
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July 31, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“I try to never cry about myself. If I cried about myself I’d be bawling all day, every day.”
This was a contemporary story about a girl with an undiagnosed social anxiety disorder, who became famous on I...
July 29, 2017
Thank you to every reader and reviewer! I appreciate your honesty and always learn from your feedback, good or bad. I'm constantly growing and evolving as a writer (and human). You are a huge part of that journey.
If you enjoyed this novel and want to hear more from Vicky/Vicurious... you can find...
August 17, 2017
One of my top 5 YA books of 2017 and a mandatory read for parents, teachers and administrators, this story of social anxiety and the lure of social media to replace real life is frighteningly real.
I just want to first give a shoutout to a fellow school librarian Carli Sauer (@the_loudlibrarian...
August 16, 2017
This year hasn't been so great for me when it comes to finding good books. I had no idea this would have been the one to give me some hope.
Vicky is feeling lonely since her only friend, the only one she ever needed, moved away and found a life of her own. Her social anxiety had never been a probl...
December 12, 2016
Hermoso libro. Mil veces más positivo de lo que esa portada lúgubre y ese título emo pueden hacer creer, se los juro. Es una lectura muy arriba y alegre, pero realista e identificable.
Sufro de ansiedad, así que no leo sobre ansiedad porque, valga la redundancia, me provoca ansiedad (por eso, y p...
August 22, 2017
How To Disappear is a standalone Young Adult contemporary novel.
The narrator is high school sophomore Vicky Decker. The book is told in 1st person POV.
I really had no idea what to expect from this book. But I was very pleasantly surprised. This is my first book by this author. And I wa...
May 29, 2017
This book made me so emotional! I am obsessed with Instagram, so the story really hit home. It's a super real and honest portrait of the power of internet personas. How phoniness and the pressure to be picture perfect can actually destroy lives. UUUUUGHGHGGG this book really got me
February 06, 2017
La primera mitad del libro fue muy meh... era interesante pero me esperaba algo totalmente diferente por la sinopsis. Pero después, cuando todo más o menos se fue asentando, repunta y termina siendo muy, muy lindo y con una moraleja muy potente.
February 25, 2017
HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK IS GREAT.
HOW TO DISAPPEAR is many things, but the thread connecting them all was Vicky's social anxiety. As somebody with social anxiety who NEVER sees it accurately in fiction, this book was an absolute godsend. From the first page, Vicky's fears mirrored my own, which isn't...
May 05, 2017
3.5 stars. A good arc!
In case you didn't read the blurb: Vicki has social anxiety and is always lonely. She ends up creating an Instagram account detailing her loneliness, @Vicurious, and discovers she might not be alone after all. Yes, it's a bit of a cheesy concept, but this book executed the p...