At Jonesville High, toxic masculinity runs rampant, slut-shaming is a given, and school athletes are glorified above all else. Best friends Suze, Nikki, Ani, and Lydia swear they’ll always have each other’s backs against predatory guys—so when Suze suddenly starts dating wrestling star and toxic douchebag Tarkin Shaw, it’s a big betrayal.
Turns out, it’s not a relationship—it’s blackmail. At first, Suze feels like she has no choice but to go along with it, but when Tarkin starts demanding more, she enlists the help of intelligent misfits DeShawn and Marcus to beat Tarkin at his own game. As Marcus points out, what could possibly go wrong?
The answer: everything. And by the time the teens realize they’re fighting against forces much bigger than the Tarkin Shaws of the world, losing isn’t an option.
Send Pics sets itself apart from other YA novels about sexual assault by untangling the institutional systems of privilege and misogyny that protect predators and impact how girls are treated in the aftermath of trauma.
“A gritty read for a woke generation.”
“A compelling novel that is somehow both timely and timeless: a perfect storm of topical issues affecting our society—and especially connected teens—today, but also an enduring lesson in empathy which reminds us that the truth behind the clickbait headlines often is hidden.”
— E.C. Myers Author of Fair Coin and The Silence of Six