The internet can be a nasty place. I think many of us have experienced its nastiness in some way shape or form. Easy prey shows this in seemingly real time.
Jenna, Mouse, and Drew are paired off in law class. As a group, they must tackle the effects of the internet by reviewing a case in which a girl’s photos are posted online, and the guy gets no punishment. See, Jenna has been before and would prefer not to go there again.
This time, however, she plans to be on the right side of it, and to prove once and for all, that the girl suffering is the victim and deserves justice, even if it means she must get it by unconventional means.
What worked for this story is the fact that it comes off as very real. Most of us or have heard of someone who’s been cyber bullied-whether it be by words, or having risqué photos posted of you online. At least one or two celebrities of this lifetime has had this happen.
While the book does a good job of tackling this, by the end of it, the reader dependent upon the interpretation, could be left with a bad taste in their mouth.
The end of the story contradicts its overall message. If its intention was shock value it did that, but in order to accomplish what was intended it caused the same harm, it fought so hard to struggle against throughout the book.
That was a hard pill to swallow, realistic, but hard.
Overall, it’s a decent read that does more good than harm, but a more fair ending would’ve been preferred.