Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

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Nice Try, Jane Sinner Read Online Free - The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.
Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don't know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she'll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.
As House of Orange grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She'll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.

Title : Nice Try, Jane Sinner
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ISBN : 0544867858
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Emma rated it ★★★★★

September 06, 2017

Shout out to HMHTeen for letting me read this one so early! I REEEAAAALLLLYYYY loved this book!! I feel like we don't get much YA in a college setting, so it was nice to be able to relate to a YA character with my current circumstances as opposed to referring to my past. Trigger warning for talk o...

Lola rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2018

Reality show on paper? Been there, read that. Life in a Fishbowl was awful and I dare say unreadable, so why even bother with this one? Well, if I learned something these past few years of reading actively, it’s that you can’t let one book ruin a genre, topic, character type or even writing style f...

Elise rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2018

“There is no divine plan, no destiny, no life after death, and no compensation for what you lose. There is only here and now. There is only what you’ve done and what you are going to do. And if you can own up to every moment and take responsibility for your life and shape it into something beaut...

destiny rated it ★★★★☆

January 24, 2018

It’s too bad that one Event is enough to wipe out years of accumulated Good Kid credit. I went into this book expecting a story about a Survivor/Big Brother-style game show, but what I got was a story about growing up, mental health, healing, forgiving yourself, and learning to live with the con...

alice rated it ★★★☆☆

January 10, 2018

You can find this review and others at arctic books 3.5 stars. Trigger warnings for mentions of suicide (attempt) NICE TRY, JANE SINNER is not a book I’ve heard much about, but I was nonetheless very intrigued by the synopsis as it covered some topics that I rarely, if ever, see in young adult lite...

Tatiana rated it ★★★★☆

January 18, 2018

Super fun! I am not sure that a reality tv show made by and with college students (and one underage high school dropout) and streamed on local tv is entirely believable, but this is a YA import from Canada, so maybe anything goes there? The impression I’ve got so far from Canadian YA (mainly Susa...

Romie rated it ★★★★☆

April 08, 2018

If you don't like what you've written, write something else. Look at me, reading the books I buy just a few weeks after I bought them! I deserve a pat on the shoulder. Someone wants to give me a high five? Okay, let's be serious for one second. I think I really have to start reading reviews of the...

Brooke rated it ★★★★☆

March 30, 2018

4.5 stars for this stellar debut! I LOVED this. I can't remember the last time I literally laughed more than a couple times in a fiction novel, let alone a YA one. Jane's voice pounds off the pages, creating a MC that you want to root for. While the concept of reality show contestants isn't new, w...

Xavier (CharlesXplosion) rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

Nice Try, Jane Sinner is pure bliss. Full of memorable character and beautiful engaging/humorous writing makes this novel a true gem. If you are looking for college-centric YA, then this is the novel for you. Oelke realistically shows the transition and change one goes through in college. There a...

Eilonwy rated it ★★★★☆

February 23, 2018

3-1/2 stars Jane dropped out of high school just a few months before graduation, due to an Event which made everything beyond awkward. When she signs up for classes at the local community college to finish up her missing credits, she sees an ad offering a place to live for super-cheap rent (the ca...

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