Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne OelkeNice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

byLianne Oelke

Hardcover | January 9, 2018

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Jane Sinner snarked her way into my heart, and she's never leaving. Prepare to fall hard for this hilarious, heartfelt gem of a book."-Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda It's Kind of a Funny Story meets Daria in the darkly hilarious tale of a teen's attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace through reality TV. 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."
Lianne Oelke holds a degree in philosophy and works in the film industry. She resides in Vancouver, and Nice Try, Jane Sinner is her first book. Visit her online at lianneoelke.com and on Twitter @lianneoelke.
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Title:Nice Try, Jane SinnerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 9, 2018Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544867858

ISBN - 13:9780544867857

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible What an amazingly well written book. Thumbs up guys...
Date published: 2017-07-02

Editorial Reviews

Dry, witty, and compulsively readable, this debut, told through Jane's journal entries, is by turns funny and truly emotional." - Booklist, starred review "Resplendent with sardonic wit? this debut novel is at turns wickedly funny and thought-provoking. Character-driven, humorous and deceptively profound." - Kirkus " [Nice Try, Jane Sinner] is witty with a fresh narrative voice. It is rare to find a YA book that discusses faith and religion, but Oelke handles Jane's religious questioning in an authentic way? Readers will enjoy rooting for her on House of Orange and in life." - School Library Journal "