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Flavor of the week:
Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Publication date: January 9th 2018
by 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.
Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *
– Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire [Purchase]
– Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman [Purchase]
– The Curses (The Graces #2) by Laure Eve [Purchase]
– A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen [Purchase]
Will any of these be your first 2018 book buy?