Waiting on / Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on Nice Try, Jane Sinner
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. This week I’ll also be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa.
My selection for this week is Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke. I just think this sounds like such a fun read and I’m really looking forward to it. I do love a good snarky main character!
NICE TRY, JANE SINNER by Lianne Oelke
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
“Jane Sinner snarked her way into my heart, and she’s never leaving. Prepare to fall hard for this hilarious, heartfelt gem of a book.”—Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
It’s Kind of a Funny Story meets Daria in the darkly hilarious tale of a teen’s attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace through reality TV. 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.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂
This sounds absolutely hilarious and timely and probably some great commentary on our lives and reality tv too. Great choice!
Doesn’t it? I was thinking the same thing about the social commentary too.
Thanks for sharing. I hadn’t heard of this one but it sounds great. And I LOVE snarky characters.
Yes! Bring on the snark!
Sounds snarky and fun. And I always got a kick out of Daria!
I’m not a huge fan of reality TV but I like the concept for a book. Hope it’s a hit! Plus a blurb from Becky is always a good sign!
Right? The blurb from Becky was what initially piqued my interest 🙂