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The Real Real

Emma McLaughlin

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mandy Siegfried

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:09