Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Nice Try, Jane Sinner Review

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
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Emma Giordano

    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 char...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    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 activ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    “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 y...

  • destiny ? howling libraries

    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 st...

  • alice (arctic books)

    You can find this review and others at arctic books3.5 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 ...

  • Tatiana

    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 C...

  • julianna ?

    + hilarious main character. so much dry humor and I LOVE IT+ interesting talks about psychology+ written in a journal format and v unique!+ delves into sensitive topics and discovering yourself+ in a ...

  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)

    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 ...

  • Hollis

    no trespassingviolators will be shotsurvivors will be shot againNICE TRY, JANE SINNER might be one of the strangest books I've ever read. And yet it totally worked for me. Oelke's voice, experienced t...

  • syd

    911 I'd like to report a book for being SO GODDAMN AMAZINGrtc!!...