When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid

When Everything Feels Like the Movies

byRaziel Reid

Paperback | August 27, 2014

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WINNER, Governor General's Literary Award

CBC Canada Reads 2015 Runner-up

An edgy and extravagant YA novel about a glamorous boy named Jude.

School is just like a film set: there's The Crew, who make things happen, The Extras who fill the empty desks, and The Movie Stars, whom everyone wants tagged in their Facebook photos. But Jude doesn't fit in. He's not part of The Crew because he isn't about to do anything unless it's court-appointed; he's not an Extra because nothing about him is anonymous; and he's not a Movie Star because even though everyone knows his name like an A-lister, he isn't invited to the cool parties. As the director calls action, Jude is the flamer that lights the set on fire.

Before everything turns to ashes from the resulting inferno, Jude drags his best friend Angela off the casting couch and into enough melodrama to incite the paparazzi, all while trying to fend off the haters and win the heart of his favourite co-star Luke Morris. It's a total train wreck!

But train wrecks always make the front page.

About The Author

Raziel Reid's debut novel When Everything Feels like the Movies won the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature (Text) and was the runner-up in CBC's Canada Reads 2015 competition, defended by Lainey Lui of LaineyGossip.com. His screenplay of the novel is being produced by Random Bench.
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Title:When Everything Feels Like the MoviesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:August 27, 2014Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551525747

ISBN - 13:9781551525747

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I'm struggling to find the right words to put alongside this book for a review, because I'm not entirely sure I can fathom the words required to really do this book justice. It's incomparable, and it's completely unlike anything you've ever read before. It will shock, but in the best way possible. —The Guardian - The Guardian - 20160306