Something Real

Something Real There s nothing real about reality TV Seventeen year old Bonnie Baker has grown up on TV she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one time hit reality show Baker s Dozen Since the show s cancellat

There s nothing real about reality TV.Seventeen year old Bonnie Baker has grown up on TV she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one time hit reality show Baker s Dozen Since the show s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight But it s about to fall apart because Baker s Dozen isThere s nothing real about reality TV.Seventeen year old Bonnie Baker has grown up on TV she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one time hit reality show Baker s Dozen Since the show s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight But it s about to fall apart because Baker s Dozen is going back on the air Bonnie s mom and the show s producers won t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends and maybe even a real boyfriend , is in danger of being destroyed by the show Bonnie needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own even if it means being exposed than ever before.

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Something Real

  1. When Heather Demetrios isn t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real Her critically acclaimed novels include I ll Meet You There, Bad Romance, and the Dark Caravan trilogy Exquisite Captive, Blood Passage, Freedom s Slave She is the editor of the forthcoming anthology of epistolary essays, Dear Heartbreak YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love, which features letters from real teens Find out about Heather, her coaching for writers, and her books at heatherdemetrios Tweet to HDemetrios.

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  1. Something Real is a very unique YA read, very realistically written and it also managed to make me laugh several times I like that it talks about standing up for what you believe in, speaking up for yourself and exercising your rights as a person in the story of Chloe or popularly known in America s TV as Bonnie Baker.I appreciate that the plot allows the reader to get a glimpse of the real life of a celebrity whose life is documented on reality TV It makes me denounce all dreams of fame and po [...]


  2. Not only is this a wonderful story, but it touches you from many angles family, romance, friendship, homosexuality, privacy just to name a few It s thought provoking and inspiring, with characters who are just plain genuine Chloe aka Bonnie is a celebrity who was literally born into a reality show This show, reminiscent of Jon Kate Plus 8, was a real eye opener on how reality TV isn t reality at all Not only that, but they re almost criminal in how they affect children who don t even have a choi [...]


  3. There s nothing real about reality TV When we meet seventeen yr old Chloe Baker, she is just finding out that her family s reality TV show Bakers Dozen is going back on the air after a 4 year break She is devastated by this news, because for the last few years she has been able to live a relatively anonymous life as a teenager who goes to a regular school, and has real friends Growing up on this reality show was so traumatizing to her, it gives her anxiety to even have her school picture taken.T [...]


  4. 4.5 Stars His hands settle on either side of my waist, and I lean into him It s terrifying, caring about someone this much To allow them to be the air you breathe.I think it goes without saying that I ve found an amazing new author to obsess over There is literally nothing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING better than an author who knows how to write characters that are both diverse and unforgettable and a story that is not only authentic, but makes you crave for even as you turn the last page It isn t often [...]


  5. All hail the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle There s not telling what anyone will do once a camera s on them 17 years old Bonnie Baker, a star of TV reality show that has been her reality almost all her life, doesn t want to be just a trade mark and live her life in the constant spotlight of media and paparazzi How far will she go to gain her normalcy and free herself from cameras Even mom doesn t understand how being in front of a camera all the time twists and warps you How one second it make [...]


  6. 4 4,5 stars This book All I can think is that the whole country is sick Sick with this idea that it s good to be known and seen by as many people as possible, to show every part of our lives to the public at large Whether it s Facebook photos, blogs, or reality TV, it s like nobody is content to just live life The worth of our existence seems to be measured in pixels and megabytes and likes Those of us whose lives can be downloaded seem to have the most value until someone outrageous comes alon [...]


  7. Something Real follows Chloe Baker better known as Bonnie Baker of the reality tv show, Baker s Dozen Think Kate Plus 8 etc etc Chloe s entire life has basically been in front of cameras for all the world to see literally, her birth was televised and how the affects of living her life on camera has affected her emotionally and mentally When she was 13, she attempted suicide because her parents were divorcing and the cameras were in her face all the time Her parents stopped the show after that So [...]


  8. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Something Real is the story of Bonnie s unconventional upbringing You see, for most of her life seriously, she was literally born on camera Bonnie s ginormous family was the subject of a reality t.v show called Baker s Dozen When the show was cancelled and Bonnie s parents got divorced, she thought it would be her chance to be a regular high schooler Little did Bonnie know the 13 Baker children would be going back on the air during her Senior year in high [...]


  9. I don t know about you guys, but one of my guilty pleasures is watching that tv show, 19 Kids and Counting now Jill Jessa Moving On, after the whole scandal, etc When I heard about this book, I thought it seemed quite similar, without the religious aspect I could not have been wrong Something Real was so much than a feel good, guilty pleasure Instead, it showed how being in the spotlight from such an early age can really mess up a person, and how, sometimes, your family aren t good enough Some [...]


  10. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsIt s been a while since I ve read Something Real but the story has stayed with me this whole time This book has pretty much everything from family, friend and romantic relationships as well as diversity, a little humour but a lot of depth as well.Chloe and her family are the stars of the reality TV show, Baker s Dozen The TV show has been running ever since Chloe was young and goes by the name, Bonnie , on the show The show was cancelled after Bonnie s scandal bu [...]


  11. 4.75 5 stars You know those primitive tribal people who believed a camera could steal your soul Turns out they were right So this is the weirdest thing I actually didn t like the author s most beloved work I ll Meet You There, which has not only so much higher rating than this one, but also around 6 thousand times readers on GR It had some great points, but I really hated some other aspects of it which I won t spoil you about, and also couldn t connect to the characters much In this case, Somet [...]


  12. As someone who turns on the television maybe five times a year for the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S Open, and ABC Family s 25 Days of Christmas I couldn t adequately understand the hype over Something Real I ve never watched a reality TV show not unless you count Food Network s Chopped and was ignorant of the existence of Honey Boo Boo and Dance Moms until very recently I may be young, but I really do live under a bookshelf Needless to say, Something Real flew over my head, thoug [...]


  13. Bonnie Baker is a household name in America, thanks to a reality TV show that she, her parents, and her twelve siblings have been on called Baker s Dozen But the hit show went off the air four years ago, much to Bonnie s relief She and her family now live in a different town and she goes by the name Chloe She s got great friends, a possible love interest, and a town full of people who know nothing about her But now MetaReel, the production company that made Baker s Dozen, is back, and Chloe is g [...]



  14. Once again I just love Heather Demetrios s writing If you ve never read a book by her, seriously go pick one up You know those tribal people who believed a camera could steal your soul Turns out they were right I loved this book I ll admit here and now that I ve always been a fan of reality TV especially the Real Housewives franchise However, it wasn t until this summer that I really understood what went into making a reality tv show I first watched UnReal on Lifetime which is a GREAT show and i [...]


  15. 4.5 stars, because the love interest, as much as I loved him, was way too perfect No flaws, whatsoever And like, a paragraph long fight that s resolved the next page with kissing So Also, he hand fed her on than one occasion I love you, Patrick, but please don t do that But still, I love this one so, so much Review to come.


  16. I ve now read two of Heather Demetrios s novels in the span of two days, I can t even begin to express how impressed I am with this author Something Real I ll Meet You There are both such complex profound novels, I m still trying to wrap my mind around them both Something Real is SO different from Heather Demetrios s other novel I ll Meet You There but it s just as brilliant This author has such versatility I m amazed that she can write books about 2 totally different sets of characters from 2 v [...]


  17. I am what you could say a reality TV addict, I could sit there for all the whole day just watching back to back episodes of a TV programme and the same can be said for books which have reality stars as their subject I love getting to know these characters and how things have worked out for them with the TV show The last book I read based on this was Jennifer s Castle You Look Different in Real Life and it was one which I loved, now I don t know why I took so long in picking up Something Real, be [...]


  18. An ARC of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This review can also be found at The Starry Eyed Revue.Initial thoughts I adored this book I wanted to slap Bonnie s mother than once, and I just loved how Chloe and Benny got each other through it all That family was pure chaos And Patrickh woon Yep I loved this book, and I m kinda surprised it didn t get hype before it s release because it s full of win I don t even like reality TV all that much, but it s pro [...]


  19. So basically this book just stomped, trounced, attacked, and wrecked my feelsD I LOVED EVERY PAGE OF IT.Review to come, but this was fantamarvelous fantastic amazing marvelous.



  20. Something Real is one of those books that s impossible for me to review with any sort of grace I want to fangirl the heck out of it I wish I could just tell everyone to read to it because it s amazing and they d listen to me I know it doesn t work that way, though, so let me try to explain with at least some coherency why you need to drop everything and read this book.Something Real will make you laugh, cry, swoon, curse, and swoon some Everything about Chloe s situation really sucks Her mom an [...]


  21. We all want and need something real Home and family should be the one place in this crazy, shook up world we can turn to for peace and real ness But for Bonnie Baker home is the last place to find something real.Bonnie Chloe has been a part of Baker s Dozen, a hit reality TV show, for most of her life She grew up on camera along with her 12 brothers and sisters 13 kids Fans watched every detail all the time Cameras, lies, fake smiles, and heartache ruled their world The show has been on hiatus t [...]


  22. This book made me so emotional I really liked the unique setting of this book This is a book about a a girl named, Bonnie Baker her televised name who is sick of her family s involvement with the television media The television show, Baker s Dozen, is about a family of 12 children of which are mostly adopted that s how it starts out but later children are added to the show and their life.So, basically, their entire life is being broadcast before the world This show is full of drama, with single [...]


  23. 4.5 stars Reality TV is the black hole of television to me I ve never understood its appeal, but I ve simultaneously watched a straight hour of Extreme Makeover Home Edition before realising where my time went So when I began to love this that s saying something.I m sitting here on the Kaye Gibbons Show, and all I can think is that the whole country is sick Sick with the idea that it s good to be known as seen by as many people as possible, to show every part of our lives to the public at large [...]


  24. Something Real This is the third book about Reality TV in YA contemporary I ve read this month alone And while I may have been thinking it early on, NO, this is not instance of how to beat a dead horse deader We ve a set of siblings who mark each moment in their life by the season or episode the same has taken place We ve characters whose names have that oddly annoying attached after, oddly annoying in that the same felt disingenuous in getting its message across because I kid you not, a message [...]


  25. After two books that I read practically back to back by Heather Demetrios, I think I found one of my new favorite authors She s amazing I loved every second of this book, and I can t wait to read books by her


  26. Full Review leaninglights.weebly home I really enjoyed this one It s very unique is plot and makes you think.


  27. 3.5 stars ishSomething Real is my first Heather Demetrios book, and while it did have some flaws, it certainly won t be the last book I read by the author The writing reminded me a lot of Rainbow Rowell s Maybe not quite as addictive, but still just as readable The story engaged me as well, which is really saying something coming from someone who couldn t care less about reality TV Blech This book just heightened my frustration for such shows.While I understood what the main character Chloe endu [...]


  28. Heather demetrios has become one of my favourite authors ,she just made me feel so many emotions and Patrick the love interest was gh Dreamy I feel that this book is so underrated ,but Please give it chance because it is so so good


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