Author(s): L. J. Ritchie
We were supposed to be the good guys. We did the right thing. At first ...When Oscar and his friends hack into the school's surveillance system, the plan is simple: find the footage, blackmail the bullies, and leave no fingerprints. But the sense of power it brings them is hard to let go ...How do you go from cyber vigilante to cyber villain, when those around you turn their screens against you?
Shortlisted for the Copyright Licensing Young Adult Fiction Award at the NZ Children & Young Adult Awards 2017
L. J. Ritchie is a Wellington-based author of young adult fiction. He has a vocational background in education and the arts, and co-hosts local film podcast 'Never Repeats'. His interest in surveillance culture was sparked during his undergraduate study, and developed further during his teacher training when he observed how various forms of surveillance encouraged conformity in schools. He completed the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme in 2013, and 'Like Nobody's Watching' is his debut novel.