06 December, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke!

Today we have a bit of an unusual novel for all of you!

Publication date: January 9th, 2018
Publisher: Clarion Books

The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don't know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she'll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.

As House of Orange grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She'll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.

Here we have the book version of Big Brother. Unusual but cool. I am not a fan of those kind of shows but people seem to be drawn to them so they must have something appealing... I guess. For what I read about this book it's basically the same concept: a bunch of young adults living together in a house, cameras everywhere, easy to manipulate viewers... what I found even more interesting was that the blurb doesn't put the main character as the typical perfect person. It says she's cynical, she's ambitious, she has a dark past hmm Slytherin much?

Are you excited about Nice Try, Jane Sinner?


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