Aug 29, 2016

You Look Different in Real Life

You Look Different in Real Life
by Jennifer Castle

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub Date: June 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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For the rest of the world, the movies are entertainment. For Justine, they're real life.

The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There'd be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star.

Now sixteen, Justine doesn't feel like a star anymore. In fact, when she hears the crew has gotten the green light to film Five at Sixteen, all she feels is dread. The kids who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who hardly know one another. And Justine, who was so funny and edgy in the first two movies, feels like a disappointment.

But these teens have a bond that goes deeper than what's on film. They've all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how it feels to have fans as well as friends. So when this latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to see yourself is through someone else's eyes.

Smart, fresh, and frequently funny, You Look Different in Real Lifeis a piercing novel about life in an age where the lines between what's personal and what's public aren't always clear. 

My Review: I've read other books by this author and I loved them. However it wasn't the case for this book. It sounded good, but I just couldn't get into the book. I found it slow and boring. I tried but I only got about halfway before I had to put the book down.

My Rating:
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