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Not Just for Kids: 'Want to Go Private?'

Not Just for Kids: 'Want to Go Private?'

Want to Go Private? A Novel Sarah Darer Littman Scholastic Press: 332 pp., $17.99, for older teens and mature readers Despite words of warning in schools and cautionary talks with parents, more than half of U.S. teenagers have given out personal information to strangers online, according to a 2008 Harris Interactive-McAfee poll. Why they do it is the subject of "Want to Go Private?," a chillingly real young adult novel that tracks 14-year-old Abby Johnston from Internet chat room to abduction. Inspired by author Sarah Darer Littman's experience of her own child befriending a stranger online, "Want to Go Private?" is a cautionary tale for teens, parents —...