Kids Run the Show (Paperback)
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Kids Run the Show (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 09/11/2023
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"Social commentary meets thriller in Delphine de Vigan’s smart novel, which explores the frightening phenomenon of the 'kidfluencer'"

—The Telegraph (5 stars)

The first time that Mélanie met Clara, Mélanie was stunned by Clara’s sense of authority, and Clara was struck by Mélanie’s pink, glittery nails, which shimmered in the dark. “She looks like a child,” thought the first. “She looks like a doll,” pondered the second. 

These two women, both of the same generation and exposed to the same media throughout their lives, could not be more different in adulthood. Mélanie is a social media superstar, broadcasting her children's daily lives on a family YouTube channel. Clara is a young police officer, assigned to the case after Mélanie’s daughter Kimmy is abducted.

Traversing the Big Brother generation, the social media influencer generation, and right up to the 2030s, Delphine de Vigan offers a bone-chilling exposé of a world where everything is broadcasted and profited from, even family happiness.

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787704893
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“An indictment of a world obsessed with “likes” and an exploration of what growing up under the glare of constant filming will do to a child, this is skin-crawlingly good.” - The Guardian

"Social commentary meets thriller in Delphine de Vigan’s smart novel, which explores the frightening phenomenon of the 'kidfluencer'" - The Telegraph (5 stars)

"A cautionary tale about social media and the monetising of our every move." - The Daily Mail

“What really elevates this page-turner are its political urgency and psychological depth.” - The New York Times

“A captivating thriller reminiscent of The Truman Show.” - ELLE

“An intelligent and extremely relevant novel highlighting the potential consequences of the world we are creating.” - Swirl and Thread

“Kids Run the Show is a razor-sharp exploration of social media through the lens of influencer culture, penned by a talented writer." - Set the Tape

"An intelligent and affecting look at the void that lurks inside our social media fantasies of domestic bliss." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"Blending suspense and social commentary, de Vigan’s tale offers various perspectives on social media and its constructs of reality." - Booklist

"A scathing criticism about privacy, social media, and parental rights." - Book Riot

"De Vigan has written a blistering critique of influencer culture, the erasure of privacy, and the exploitation of children." - Crime Reads

“A thrilling story about children exposed to social media by their parents from a young age.” - La Croix

“Delphine de Vigan plunges her reader into the fascinating and brutal world of influencers.” - Le Figaro

"A thing of poetic beauty." - The Times (on No and Me)

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