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The Compulsive Reader: Win The Real Real by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Win The Real Real by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin

Hello everyone,
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are probably best known for their book The Nanny Diaries (which was made into a movie and has a sequel coming up, The Nanny Returns), but they've also published a YA novel, The Real Real, which comes out in paperback on the 15th of December.
About The Real Real:

The bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries introduce a new heroine to root for: Jesse O'Rourke, coffee barista, high school senior, and unwitting reality TV star.

Imagine there was never a Laguna Beach, a Newport Harbor, the shimmering Hills. Imagine that your hometown—your school—is the first place XTV descends to set up cameras.

Now imagine they've trained them on you.

When Jesse O'Rourke gets picked for a "documentary" being filmed at her school in the Hamptons she's tempted to turn down the offer. But there's a tuition check attached to being on the show, and Jesse needs the cash so she can be the first in her family to attend college. All she has to do is trade her best friend for the glam clique she's studiously avoided, her privacy for a 24/7 mike, and her sense of right and wrong for "what sells on camera." . . . At least there's one bright spot in the train wreck that is her suddenly public senior year: Jesse's crush has also made the cast.

As the producers manipulate the lives of their "characters" to heighten the drama, and Us Weekly covers become a regular occurrence for Jesse, she must struggle to remember one thing: the difference between real and the real real.


Sound good? Well, I'm giving away three copies! All you have to do is comment below for a chance to win! The contest is for US residents only, and ends December 8th, 2009. Good luck!

28 comments:

harmonybookreviews said...

Me! I'd love to try this.

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Donna Gambale said...

This book sounds like so much fun. Intriguing premise, too.

Thanks!

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Dani. said...

This books looks like a lot of fun to read. Count me in:)

-Dani.
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Hull.Margaret said...

Sounds like Reality TV meets Print.
Sort of, well it is Fiction though.
Penny

Erica said...

I'd love to be entered!

:) Erica
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jpetroroy said...

Fun! Please enter me!

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Ashley said...

I would love to win this!
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Thanks. :)

Leslie said...

Hey! Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Hooray for free books.

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Allison said...

Heard a lot of good things about this ^^

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Megan said...

Looks like a great story!

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tetewa said...

I'd like to give this a try! tWarner419@aol.com

Cassandra said...

I would love to win this contest! Enter me!

Anna ♥ said...

Wow, sounds like an interesting read. Please count me in!

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Allison said...

This sounds like one that the teens at my library would love! Can I please be entered in the contest? Thanks--Allison

Lauren said...

I would love to enter!

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ritaskellington said...

I would love to read this book. I loved The Nanny Diaries.
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Lana said...

ooh, this sounds like a perfect not-so-guilty pleasure read! Please count me in!

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Alyssa is magical! said...

Ooooh, I want this! Tee hee!

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Joyce Lansky said...

Sounds like a fun read. Count me in.

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throuthehaze said...

count me in please
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Chanel said...

This sounds really interesting! I'd love to read it. =)

Nancye said...

This looks like an awesome book! I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

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Janssen said...

I'd LOVE to win.

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Taylor said...

cool this sounds like a good book, its something different than most other books.

Caren said...

I've always found reality shows a lot of fun and more than a little creepy. Would love to read this book.

Kristin Liu said...

I was always intrigued by this boook!

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Chrissy said...

Please enter me!

(I found your site by searching for "The Christmas Magic!)

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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