This one is for addicts who spend hours on social networking sites and this morality tale is written by Suzanne Sangi, all of 17. Her book, Facebook Phantom, was released here earlier this week.
The excited teen described it as a fictional account of a girl being victimised by a ghost on the social networking platform. “I was trying to draw the attention of readers to how dependent we are on Facebook and how we [part with] personal information on it.” The Mount Carmel College student, who has just completed her second pre-university exams, said she started working on her book immediately after her Class 10 exams.
So why this theme? “I love horror as well as social media platforms like Facebook, so I combined both.”
However, the story took a more definite shape once she starting writing. “As I sat down to write the book I saw that the story wove itself and it grew more interesting.” At the launch, the young writer’s book received some kind words. Director General of Police and Inspector General of Police Lalrokhuma Pachuau said: “The book is well-written and impressive for such a young author.” Ramgopal Vallath, who is also an author for Duckbill Publishers, said: “When books for young adults nowadays are solely concerned with werewolves and vampires, this book puts a phantom right in the middle of technology.”