The Real Real

The Real Real

by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061720420
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 7.84(w) x 11.48(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus work together in New York City and are the authors of the new novel Between You and Me. They are also the authors of The Nanny Diaries, which was made into a major motion picture, the New York Times bestsellers Citizen Girl, Dedication, and Nanny Returns, and their first YA novel, The Real Real.


Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus work together in New York City and are the authors of the new novel Between You and Me. They are also the authors of The Nanny Diaries, which was made into a major motion picture, the New York Times bestsellers Citizen Girl, Dedication, and Nanny Returns, and their first YA novel, The Real Real.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Place of Birth:

McLaughlin: Elmira, New York; Kraus: New York, New York

Education:

B.A., Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU (McLaughlin, 1996; Kraus, 1995)

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