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Win a copy of The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin

November 30th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Description from 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.

To celebrate the paperback release of The Real Real on December 15 I am lucky enough to be giving away 3 copies!  I for one cannot wait to read this book.  It sounds great.

The Rules:

  • Open to US  residents only.
  • Leave a comment to enter

Extra entry for:

  • Post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave the link in a separate comment for 1 extra entry(max 1 extra entry)

The Winner:

  • I will use a random number generator to choose the winners
  • Giveaway ends December 13

Posted in Books, Giveaways, Young Adult

27 Responses

  1. Helen Murdoch

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  2. nomadreader

    I’d love to win!

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  4. Jennifer

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  5. Jennifer


    jennsicurella at verizon dot net

  6. Stephanie

    I’d love to win. Please enter me in. Thanks!

  7. Raelena

    count me in please!
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  8. Sheila DeChantal

    This looks great! Please include me :)

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  9. Sandy M

    I would love to win this book!
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  10. Sandy M

    tweeted –
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  11. Ashley

    This sounds like a book I would love. I have always been interested in the journey from “average” to “celebrity” through reality shows.

    ashleyhorsfall @

  12. LiLi

    Sounds interesting, to say the least!

    +1 tweeted about contest:

    [email protected]

  13. Emily Brown

    Pleas enter me!!!!

  14. Jessica

    Sounds like an interesting read. Very current with reality tv and everyone wanting their 15 minutes. Count me in please.


  15. Julie J

    I’d love to win this one!

    [email protected]

  16. Julie H

    I remember The Nanny Diaries! This one looks like it has a great premise, please count me in! Thanks.

  17. Julie J

    I’ve posted this contest up on the sidebar of my blog


  18. Marjana

    Enter me in please:)

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

  19. Jaime P

    would love to receive a copy
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  20. Van P.

    Would love to read this, please enter me!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. Wrighty

    Great giveaway! I would love to read this too. Thanks for the offer!

  22. Yan

    Loved to be entered :)


  23. Bethie

    Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Sue

    I just SO want this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  25. Jaime P

    would love to win a copy

  26. Lauren S

    This book is about the stuff I dreamed about happening in high school…so nostalgic and kind of sad…but I feel I would thoroughly enjoy this book!

    mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

  27. Anna

    Thanks for the opportunity to be entered! Looks like a wonderful fun read!!
    [email protected]

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