Waiting On Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine, lets us book hoarding bloggers highlight a book we’re excited for each week. This week I’m waiting on You Look Different In Real Life by Jennifer Castle.
GoodReads Description: A smart, fresh novel about five teens whose ordinary lives are captured on camera for the whole world to see, from a breakout author who “will be well received by Sarah Dessen fans” (ALA Booklist)
The premise was simple: five kids living their real lives, with a new movie about them every five years. But the six-year-olds who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who are hardly friends. And Justine, whose edgy sense of humor made her the surprise star of the first two films, now feels like a disappointment.
Still, they’ve all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how lonely it is to have fans instead of friends. So when the latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to really see yourself is through someone else’s eyes.
With the “detailed writing and smart, realistically cool characters” (SLJ) that earned The Beginning of After critical acclaim and comparisons to Sarah Dessen, You Look Different in Real Life is a sharply observed, wholly engrossing book about the surface-level identities you can see on camera and the truths you can only see in real life.
Why I’m Excited: After college, I moved to LA and I met quite a few child actors (and just actors in general). I’m really interested to see how the book handles the special issues that go along with fame and growing up in the spotlight. Plus, I love contemporary.
You Look Different In Real Life comes out June 4, 2013 from Harper Teen.