Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

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"Jane Sinner, a 17-year-old dropout, sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, , [2018]
ISBN: 9780544867857
Branch Call Number: YA OELK
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 22 cm

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Cynthia_N May 03, 2018

Unique YA title. Jane is going to be completing her high school classes at her local community college. She is not yet 18 but she doesn't want to live at home. She finds out that a student at the college is creating a reality tv show (House of Orange) and if she is accepted as a member, she h... Read More »


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Cynthia_N May 03, 2018

Unique YA title. Jane is going to be completing her high school classes at her local community college. She is not yet 18 but she doesn't want to live at home. She finds out that a student at the college is creating a reality tv show (House of Orange) and if she is accepted as a member, she has to live at the house. I really enjoyed the reality tv show aspect of it!

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darladoodles
Jan 11, 2018

A big thanks to Clarion and Edelweiss for an ARC of this title. I did find the reality part of the plot to be fascinating and seeing the challenges and inside life of the house along with Jane's snarky commentary was quite entertaining. She played some really great pranks on the rest of the residents, too. Being a rule-follower myself, I must live vicariously through characters like Jane.

While this book does mention God quite frequently and the title of the book is a clear reference to the state of fallen man, I never see the God in John 3:16 and the Son is not even mentioned except in an expletive. I also found the language to be more graphic than my comfort level. For older teens, for sure.

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