Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #11

Hosted by Pen to Paper


Author: Jennifer Castle

Publication date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

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, just feels like a disappointment. But these teens have a bond that goes deeper than what’s 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 what’s personal and what’s public aren’t always clear.

Why I'm wishing: 

A reality movie every five years on the same five kids starting kindergarten? It not only sounds different to me, but I also really look forward to seeing how it's done. What's the relationship like with Justine and the outside world? What about Justine and her costars? So yes, I will be reading this as soon as I can get my hands on it. 

What are YOU wishing for? 

48 comments:

  1. WOW. This book looks totally fabulous, Sunny! It's going on my TBR right now, LOL. I like the idea of a reality show filmed with five kids every five years too...I wonder how it'll all turn out? Great pick, sweetie! (:

    Loves,
    Megan@The Book Babe

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  2. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing! :) I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list...
    Smiles,
    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

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  3. This sounds great. Hope you get to read it soon :)

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  4. Hm, this sounds pretty interesting--like Michael Apted's "Up" documentary series, but for YA! Thanks for the heads up, I hadn't heard of this one.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I've never heard of "Up" the documentary series, I'll have to check it out. I'm glad I could expand people's TBR pile! Thanks for commenting :)

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  5. Agree with Wendy, it does sound like the Up series. Interesting concept - can't wait to hear what you think of it! Thanks for spotlighting it :)

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  6. Wow, this sounds so different! I've actually seen a programme like this on tv so to see it in book form sounds good. I've added it to my wishlist :)

    Cdee @ Read and Review

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    1. Yay! Well, I hope we both get it then :)

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  7. Ooh, this sounds really interesting! Definitely adding it to my TBR! Hope you manage t get your hands on it soon! :)

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  8. Definitely like the real-life documentary series (I think the "kids" are in their 50s now!) -- but the book sounds very interesting. I'll try to check it out too!

    Lisa
    My WW

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    1. Oh wow, I really should see that documentary!

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  9. I haven't heard of this one before! It's definitely going on my TBR list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    p.s. Like your name! haha

    -Sonnie @ ParaDays

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  10. I've never read a book by the author :) Sounds pretty good though!
    Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  11. Never heard of it, looks interesting. Hope you get it soon and enjoy it.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Mhm...sounds good...interesting and different. This book would've never caught my attention, but now that I read the synopsis I'm kind of curious. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the sound of this one.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  14. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for giving me my first look and for the intro.

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  15. I have not heard of this one but, it does sound interesting. Very different from what I usually read. Thanks for sharing! I hope you get it soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

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  16. Never heard of this book before but it does sounds very interesting. I hope you get it soon!

    Ely of A Book So Fathomless.

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  17. Great choice! I'm definitely curious about this book, and I love the title too! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  19. Sounds a great choice - hope you get to read it soon:)

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  20. This looks pretty interesting! Hope you get to it soon!

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  21. Yes, yes, and yes. This is a fabulous premise, and the way the author writes it will make all the difference. Can't wait to hear what you think!

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    1. Absolutely! I can't wait to read it :)

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  23. Wow this sounds so good! I hadn't heard of it before but the synopsis definitely catches my eye! Thanks for bringing this to my attention! And visiting my blog :)

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    1. It does! I was first intrigued by the title and then the synopsis and now I'm dying to read it. I love your blog so it was no problem :)

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  24. Sounds interesting! I never read something like this before, I should check this too.
    Great pick! I hope you'll get this soon =)

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  26. This sounds super interesting! I've never heard of anything like this before. I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR! :)

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    1. Great, thanks :) I'm definitely intrigued.

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