This week’s recommended reading is NICE TRY, JANE SINNER by Lianne Oelke.
My review follows below.
This is (possibly) the most bitter-sweet, funny book with a teen protagonist I’ve ever read (other than the obvious suspects, like Catcher in the Rye).
When a teenager named Jane Sinner is forced out of high school by an awful event (I won’t spoil that for you—it will be revealed), she finishes her studies at the local community college. Much to her chagrin.
However, to get out of her parents’ hair (or vice versa)/become more autonomous, Jane signs up for a reality TV show called “House of Orange”. As part of the deal, she lives in the House of Orange (complete with orange carpet), competing with actual college students for a big prize.
This book is not only a great read about a young woman trying to figure out her priorities, but it’s also a great send-up of reality shows. It’s structured like a diary, which makes you feel like you’re living this bizarre story with Jane.
Trust me. Read this book. Now.
You can buy it on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple, or Indiebound.