Reviewed By – Viola C
Margot Mertz takes it down is about a girl named Margot who runs a
side business of taking embarrassing pictures or videos off the internet. She
is approached by a girl to take down a website where someone is posting
embarrassing photos of girls from their school. She has to team up with the
super popular and overly nice guy Avery Green to find the culprit.
I really enjoyed this book because it was fast paced and had short
chapters. The characters were also very funny and entertaining while also being
interesting and not superficial.
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about
detectives and feminist characters. Also if you like books like Nancy Drew and
Veronica Mars meets Moxie in this hilarious and biting YA contemporary novel following Margot Mertz, a girl who runs an internet cleanup business and embarks on a quest to take down a revenge-porn site targeting the girls in her school. For the right price, high school junior Margot Mertz will go to the ends of the internet to remove your nip-slip, dick pic, or embarrassing DM. 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, 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' butts shared without their consent. With the help of an unwitting ally, the popular and uncomfortably handsome Avery Green, Margot will gain 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. Gross.