Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show's cancellation, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it's about to fall apart . . . because... show more
Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show's cancellation, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it's about to fall apart . . . because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™'s mom and the show's producers won't let her quit and soon the life that she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.
Heather Demetrios' Something Real is the winner of the Susan P. Bloom PEN New England Discovery Award.
Publish date: 04-02-2014
Publisher: Henry Holt BYR
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Choosing to part ways with this one. It's not a bad book, it's just not for me. Can't wait to give I'll Meet You There a shot, though.
There’s so much reality TV on these days, I don’t really watch that much of it anymore. When it first aired, I was so drawn in, I would sit and stare and wondered exactly how much was real and how much was fabricated. I then started to think that perhaps my life was pretty boring, I didn’t have as ...
When done correctly, I love YA contemporaries. However, most of the time they’re epic failures. Especially if they involve reality TV. Luckily, Something Real seems to an abnormality. And I think it succeeded, in part, because it avoided other pitfalls that are commonly seen in books that tackl...
I just finished Something Real last night and I can't stop thinking about it. Before I even start talking, I feel like I need to mention how surprised I was by this book. This is NOT a light and fluffy piece of fiction. The cover might look it, but it's really dark. It's unsettling, it's depressing,...
I hate to admit this, but I am a sucker for reality TV. While I know a lot of it is staged and altered, I can get sucked into the stories so easily. This book is definitely going to be in the back of my mind while watching them in the future.I wasn't expecting much from this read from the beginning,...
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