Friday, July 26, 2013

Weekend Book Giveaway: You Look Different in Real Life

This week's book You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle examines how the true us and how other's see us can be two different things. Fans of Sarah Dessen's books may really enjoy this story.

For the rest of the world, the movies are entertainment. For Justine, they're real life. The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There'd be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star. Now sixteen, Justine doesn't feel like a star anymore. In fact, when she hears the crew has gotten the green light to film Five at Sixteen, all she feels is dread. The kids who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who hardly know one another. And Justine, who was so funny and edgy in the first two movies, feels like a disappointment. But these teens have a bond that goes deeper than whats on film. They've all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how it feels to have fans as well as friends. So when this latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to see yourself is through someone else's eyes. Smart, fresh, and frequently funny, You Look Different in Real Life is a piercing novel about life in an age where the lines between whats personal and whats public aren't always clear.

If you want a chance to get you own copy of this book, tell me about a time you or one of your friends might have shared a bit too much online.

Winner will be selected with Random Number Generator on Tuesday July 30, 2013. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

5 comments:

keenatoad said...

One time, my brother posted on Facebook that he was going camping with a bunch of people and tagged everyone going. Some people got made at him, because isn't safe to announce when your house will be unguarded.

Maddy E. said...

My mom once posted a status about how "her toilet of life was overflowing and she didn't have a plunger." On my Facebook.....

Katie Shieff said...

One time my neighbor told everybody in their school that they were going on a vacation. Unfortunaly, they got their house broken into and robbed. Our family actually called the police. I remember being freaked out and learning not to share too much information.

anjelica de leon. said...

Since the new installation of the "Instagram Video", I've had lots of friends who took amazingly perspective-filled videos whilst others took videos of the exact opposite. One in particular was when someone had video-taped herself in a public bathroom. She was our school's next topic.

Dawn said...

Random Number Generator picked #4 - so Anjelica is our winner! Please email me at teens@sno-isle.org and let me know which library to send your book to. :)