Over the past decade or so, Lauren McLaughin (previously
) has written a handful of outstanding YA novels, each dealing with difficult issues of gender, personal autonomy and the casual cruelty of teens, starting with Cycler
(and its sequel, Re-Cycler
) (a teenaged girl who turned into a boy for four days every month); Scored
(a class-conscious surveillance dystopia); The Free
(a desperate novel about a teen car-thief in juvie) and now, her best book yet: Send Pics
, a gripping thriller about sextortion, high school, revenge and justice.