The Actual Real Reality of Jennifer James: A Reality TV Novel (Hardcover)

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Jennifer James is your everyday brainy, unpopular girl. When a reality TV show chooses her school as the subject of a new show, Jennifer is surprised to be chosen as a participant. The grand prize is entry into the elite St. Willibald's College, and Jennifer's determined to win. But it's not so easy, especially when there are the complications of:

•a blonde bombshell rival

•a combative feminist mother

•a distracting love interest and the prospect of a first snog

•and, above all, a lack of talents required to win the public's vote!

Teen readers will devour this hilarious diary–style exposé about reality TV and one girl's struggle to figure out herself.

Ages: 12+

About the Author

Gillian Shields is the author of Immortal, Betrayal, and Eternal, the first books about the sisterhood of the Mystic Way, as well as many other books for young readers. She spent her childhood roaming over the Yorkshire moors and dreaming of the Brontë sisters. After studying in Cambridge, London, and Paris, she became a teacher. She has taught in a girls' boarding school and also in a drama school where it was rumored that the ghost of a young girl could be heard crying in the night. Gillian was inspired to write this series in celebration of the power of first love, the strength of female friendship, and the haunting mystery of the past.

Praise For…

“A delightful romp from across the pond.” — Booklist

“A humorous saga of the brainy outsider girl. The writing is fast–paced, and events are exaggerated for comic effect.” — KLIATT

“All will alternately laugh and cheer Jennifer on.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060822408
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
Pages: 384
Language: English