Margot Mertz Takes it Down

Author(s): Carrie McCrossen, Ian McWethy

Young Adult

Veronica Mars meets Moxie in this hilarious and biting contemporary YA novel about Margot Mertz, a girl who runs an internet cleanup business and is hellbent on taking down a revenge-porn site targeting the girls in her school. For the right price, Margot Mertz will go to the ends of the internet to remove your virtual skeletons or embarrassing DMs. At least that’s what it says on her business card. Margot founded a now notorious company that helps students, teachers, even a local weatherman, to discreetly clean up their digital shame. And since her parents lost her college fund, Margot is happy to work for anyone … if they can pay, she can clean.   But when a fellow student hires her to take down some leaked nudes, Margot discovers a secret revenge porn site featuring Roosevelt High girls. And hell hath no fury like Margot when she sees girls’ bodies being shared without their consent. With the help of an unwitting ally – the popular and uncomfortably handsome Avery Green – Margot gains access to the far-flung cliques of Roosevelt High. Anything to find the mastermind (read: asshole) behind the site. But the more she digs, the deeper and darker the case becomes until Margot realizes that some jobs are so dirty, no one can come away clean. Even her.    Margot Mertz, a junior at Roosevelt High, runs an internet ‘clean-up’ business. Whether it’s private pictures, bad tweets, or evidence of nearly any indiscretion, if it gets out, Margot steps in and cleans it up – for a fee. When a desperate classmate tells her about ‘Roosevelt Bitches,’ a site where boys from school are posting nude pictures of female classmates, things are different. Intelligent, ridiculous, and full of heart (even if she doesn’t know it quite yet), Margot embarks on a personal quest to take it down. The dirtbags must pay.   Margot Mertz Takes it Down is a call to consider how we treat one another when we’re anonymous online, perfectly encapsulating the perils of high school in the digital age. A wildly fun read that tackles big issues, it's a timely reminder that our actions have lasting consequences – on Insta and IRL.


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  • : 9781760509712
  • : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
  • : Hardie Grant Children's
  • : October 0000
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  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Carrie McCrossen, Ian McWethy