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You can learn a lot about someone looking through their hard drive...

Sixteen-year-old Jan Rose knows that nothing is ever truly deleted. At least, not from the hard drives she scours to create the online identities she calls the Shadownet.

Hobby? Art form? Sad, pathetic plea to garner friendship, even virtually? Sure, Jan is guilty on all counts. Maybe she’s even addicted to it. It’s an exploration. Everyone has something to hide. The Shadownet’s hard drives are Jan’s secrets. They're stolen from her family’s computer recycling business Assured Destruction. If the police found out, Jan’s family would lose its livelihood.

When the real people behind Shadownet’s hard drives endure vicious cyber attacks, Jan realizes she is responsible. She doesn’t know who is targeting these people or why but as her life collapses Jan must use all her tech savvy to bring the perpetrators to justice before she becomes the next victim.

"Stewart seamlessly incorporates the fast-paced world of social media into a unique writing style that perfectly captures the world of a modern teen. Janus’ complicated web of computer networks is intricate enough to leave readers thoroughly engrossed by her hacking acumen while remaining accessible to even the least tech-savvy readers. Many teenage girl readers will find unconventional, strong Janus to be an intriguing role model, but as a clever, talented and often slightly dark hacker, she transcends gender stereotypes and will find fans among teen boy readers as well.

A fun, fast-paced thriller guaranteed to distract teens from Facebook for at least a little while." --Kirkus Reviews

Published: Michael F Stewart on Feb 22, 2013
ISBN: 9780981269948
List price: $2.99
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I won this ebook from a Library Thing Member Giveaway.Janus Rose is a high school girl that works at her mom's shop, Assured Destruction, that recycles and shreds used electronics. However, Janus doesn't always shred them and will sometimes dig through the hard drive looking for people's secrets. She will then use this information to create fake profiles of them on her secretive and private Shadownet network.It starts off simple enough when Janus picks up a hard drive that a mother of one of her classmates drops off but then everything spirals into a much more complicated web of events, hence the mystery. And I must say, I was shocked by the so-called culprit. It was not who I was expecting at all, in fact I think it was the person I expected the least.Janus is a likeable character and perhaps invested myself too much into her at times (becoming near the point that I was ready to shed tears over some of the terrible drama she had to endure) from relating to her too much (I was stuck in a web design class in high school and ended so far ahead of everyone else that I would just have days sitting at a regular desk doing whatever while my classmates caught up). And I was relieved that everything was set for Janus by the end of the book or I would have probably actually cried.And if this is really book one of a series, I would jump into reading the sequel. No doubts about that.read more
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Assured Destruction follows a loner, Janus. She works for her mother and plays with her computer. The story starts off slow, with Janus' day to day life. However, it quickly picks up and the reader is treated to an engaging story involving hacking, identity theft, and arson. Stewart's first book in the Assured Destruction series leaves the reader wanting to read more about Janus, a young hacker-heroine.read more
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Interesting story about a loner young highschool girl who is very computer savvy, although not so much savvy anything else. The story keeps your interest and you can't put it down. Try it, you will like it.read more
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I won this ebook from a Library Thing Member Giveaway.Janus Rose is a high school girl that works at her mom's shop, Assured Destruction, that recycles and shreds used electronics. However, Janus doesn't always shred them and will sometimes dig through the hard drive looking for people's secrets. She will then use this information to create fake profiles of them on her secretive and private Shadownet network.It starts off simple enough when Janus picks up a hard drive that a mother of one of her classmates drops off but then everything spirals into a much more complicated web of events, hence the mystery. And I must say, I was shocked by the so-called culprit. It was not who I was expecting at all, in fact I think it was the person I expected the least.Janus is a likeable character and perhaps invested myself too much into her at times (becoming near the point that I was ready to shed tears over some of the terrible drama she had to endure) from relating to her too much (I was stuck in a web design class in high school and ended so far ahead of everyone else that I would just have days sitting at a regular desk doing whatever while my classmates caught up). And I was relieved that everything was set for Janus by the end of the book or I would have probably actually cried.And if this is really book one of a series, I would jump into reading the sequel. No doubts about that.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Assured Destruction follows a loner, Janus. She works for her mother and plays with her computer. The story starts off slow, with Janus' day to day life. However, it quickly picks up and the reader is treated to an engaging story involving hacking, identity theft, and arson. Stewart's first book in the Assured Destruction series leaves the reader wanting to read more about Janus, a young hacker-heroine.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Interesting story about a loner young highschool girl who is very computer savvy, although not so much savvy anything else. The story keeps your interest and you can't put it down. Try it, you will like it.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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