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Waiting on Wednesday: For Real by Allison Cherry

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

For Real by Allison Cherry

Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014

Shy, cautious Claire has always been in her confident older sister’s shadow. While Miranda’s life is jam-packed with exciting people and whirlwind adventures, Claire gets her thrills vicariously by watching people live large on reality TV.

When Miranda discovers her boyfriend, Samir, cheating on her just before her college graduation, it’s Claire who comes up with the perfect plan. They’ll outshine Miranda’s fame-obsessed ex while having an amazing summer by competing on Around the World, a race around the globe for a million bucks. Revenge + sisterly bonding = awesome.

But the show has a twist, and Claire is stunned to find herself in the middle of a reality-show romance that may or may not be just for the cameras. This summer could end up being the highlight of her life… or an epic fail forever captured on film. In a world where drama is currency and manipulation is standard, how can you tell what’s for real?

(summary via Goodreads)

I’ve read a couple of YA books about characters experiencing a reality TV show, and this one looks like it will be another interesting take on the genre.  The show in this one is clearly a stand-in for The Amazing Race, right? I’ve never watched it, but that’s what this one sounds like.  I love the idea of sisterly bonding and road trips and growing up.  It looks like a fun, light read, which in my opinion is better suited for a spring/summer release, but there you have it.

What are you waiting on this week?


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