I don’t know what I expected—maybe sirens and a flashing screen notifying the world that I was on the page—but of course that didn’t happen. No one knew I was there. How could they know? I hadn’t registered. And as long as I didn’t, I was anonymous. I started to breathe again.
Linda is shy and avoids getting involved at school. But when her high school sets up online chat rooms she can’t resist the urge to visit them. Fuelled by interest in a student with the nickname Cyrano, Linda participates in online conversations using the nickname Roxane and gains a reputation as the queen of one-liners. Soon Linda starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer who signs his gifts, “C.” She is certain that her life has taken a turn for the better until “C” reveals his true identity.