Title: Reality Check
Written by: Jen Calonita
Release date: June, 2010
Sixteen-year-olds Charlie, Keiran, Brooke, and Hallie have just been signed up for their own reality television show. They can't even believe it. "You'll be The Hills meets The Secret Life of the American Teenager," the Armani-suited executive tells them, "and the hottest thing on our network." How could they say no?
But soon enough, cameras following them everywhere and interfering producers surreptitiously scripting their lives start to affect the four best friends' relationship. Brooke seems to want all the screen time. Keiran is abruptly written out of the show-and consequently the group's friendship-when she doesn't rate well. As soon as Charlie realizes what's going on, she figures out the perfect way to give the studio and her home audience a much-needed reality check.
Because friends don't let friends do reality shows.
Reality Check reminded me of the MTV show The Hills, which is a show that I really like watching. I mean what’s not to love about drama, right? However Reality Check was a bit different and I wished it had…yep..more drama.
Reality Check is about four teenagers who are best friends. They all have their different personalities and the one I could connect more to was Keiran. She was the shy, quite girl who worked her butt off. Unfortunately Keiran did not had the lead in this book. I would have loved if the characters were a bit more developed and probably would have enjoyed the story more if it was told in different points of view.
It started out slow, but the pace gotten faster when the following around with camera’s begun. Again, it reminded me of those MTV reality shows and I loved it. I was a bit disappointed with the ending. There could have been more drama involved and I did not like that someone finally gets what she wants. (Huh? You have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about.)
All in all Reality Check is not on top of my dramalicious reads this year, but it’s still enjoyable for a Sunday afternoon.
Title: Reality Check