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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"Prepare to fall hard for this hilarious, heartfelt gem of a book."-Becky&nbspAlbertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

A crisis got Jane Sinner kicked out of high school, and she's going nowhere fast. When her well-meaning but clueless parents push her to attend community college, she agrees- if she gets to move out.

Jane signs up to be on House of Orange, a Big Brother -like student-run reality show that provides cheap housing, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself. Jane's going to prove to the world-or at least viewers of substandard TV-that she has what it takes to win. &nbsp

Lianne Oelke has a degree in philosophy and works in the film industry-which may explain a lot about her debut novel, Nice Try, Jane Sinner . Or not. She lives, camps, and thinks about cats in Vancouver and tweets at @lianneoelke.    
Title:Nice Try, Jane SinnerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.32 inPublished:January 9, 2018Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544867858

ISBN - 13:9780544867857


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 " Debut novelist Oelke has created a complex and entertaining heroine in Jane, who narrates in sharp-edged, caustically funny journal entries." -Publishers Weekly "Get ready for the raunchiness, drama and cringe-worthy obsession that comes with reality TV in this cheeky Canadian import." -BCCB "