ePUB [This Is Not the Jess Show Anna Carey] historical romance clean

Anna Carey ☆ 6 Free read

Black Mirror meets My So Called Life in this fast paced timely YA thriller about separating fact from fiction and how far we'll go to create our own version of realityLike any other teenager Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama but drama Actual rating 355 starsJess Flynn is your average American 90 s teenager Only she isn t It s not the 90 s any and her entire hometown is actually a reality TV show set Her friends are actors her teachers are actors and even the boy she likes is an actor Everything she thought of as real life is actually all a carefully curated construction from the past Every single moment of her life has been viewed by millions of people who are all living in a world decades ahead of her own How will Jess cope when the truth is revealed and how will the world cope when their favourite TV show personality uits the role of her lifeThis premise was too intriguing to pass up on reading but I worried that it would soon feel stale when the reader was given so much knowledge about Jess predicament from the synopsis and when she herself did not possess this for almost half of the book Carey did an excellent job of orientating the reader into Jess nostalgic 90 s world and it remained interesting to see her both navigate through the average teenage worries as well as to organically puzzle out the fa ades surrounding herI was unprepared for the adrenaline filled and action packed turn events took once Jess became privy to the truth The outer world was opened up to both Jess and the reader for the first time and it proved just as intricate and intriguing as her hometown set I really appreciated how both the 90 s and our near future were constructed and how major differences between the two were all the apparent for their close proximity to the other Facets that are part of the reader s everyday life were also called into uestion through Jess new exposure to themThis last facet was something I wished was featured heavily throughout Jess was filled with wonder and bewilderment but I yearned for a deeper and lingering focus on the heavier topics touched upon I wanted the nature of society the entertainment industry and those who were meant to protect Jess to be called out for their influence and their failures This could have become an insight to society s dark nature in a Black Mirror esue fashion but remained a lighter and surface level read insteadI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author Anna Carey and the publisher uirk Books for this opportunity

Free read This Is Not the Jess Show

This Is Not the Jess Show

G weirder by the day too Half the population has been struck down by a mysterious flu Conversations end awkwardly when Jess enters the room And then one day a tiny sleek black device with an apple logo on it falls out of her best friend's backpack and lands at Jess's fee Slap on your slap bracelets get out that Britney CD and pull on a skort it s the late 90s everyoneOr at least that s what Jess in This is Not the Jess Show knows A simpler time before cell phones and social media When tragedies happen every May and her friends disappear outside of school hours Just your typical teen experienceWhat Jess doesn t know is her life is curated and live streamed Guess they hid The Truman Show from her when it premiered in theaters This fact is not hidden from readers making our voyeuristic look into her life all the real You re invested like a soap opera because it is uestions of exploitation abound I loved this book for not only helping me relive my teen years but because it held my attention all the way through The not too distant future juxtaposed to the not too distant past is a fascinating ride of uestioning reality especially as we experience Jess experiencing both worlds simultaneously Where facts are uestionable and you never know who to trust This is Not the Jess Show is the perfect pick for those of us missing the uestions Black Mirror poses Going into it I didn t realize it s part of a series Fans will be pleased with this book but also be ready for what comes next I can t wait to see how they clean up this mess

review ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Anna Carey

Seems to keep finding her Between a new crush on her childhood best friend overprotective parents cramping her social life and her younger sister's worsening health the only constant is change and her hometown of Swickley which feels smaller by the daySwickley is gettin The concept of this book was really fun but it didn t go deep enough to truly grip me This is described as a thriller but I was never particularly thrilled I would have loved a in depth discussion of how society got to this insane point but that conversation never happened We as readers are just supposed to accept that in less than 20 years it will be okay to raise a child 100% in the public eye not even knowing she s living in the wrong decade I know there is a second book so I m hoping that will come to light in the seuel For now I don t love it but I don t hate it either


10 thoughts on “This Is Not the Jess Show

  1. says:

    At long last the YA Truman Show book I’ve been dreaming of

  2. says:

    Okay this was EXACTLY what I hoped it would be For those of you old enough to remember The Truman Show with Jim Carrey This is Not the Jess Show is in many ways an updated version for a modern teen audience It's smart has a very well crafted ending and offers an unsettling blend of nostalgia and horror at the directions influencer culture could take and perhaps some of what it already does at its worstThe year is 1998 and Jess i

  3. says:

    Actual rating 355 starsJess Flynn is your average American 90's teenager Only she isn't It's not the 90's any and her enti

  4. says:

    255 stars rounded up to 3 starsThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest reviewI honestly don’t have many feelings or thoughts on this book It is short and fast paced but was not what I was expec

  5. says:

    This Is Not The Jess Show is an imaginative original fun YA thriller I don't think I've said so much praise about a YA title since Karen McManus' One of Us is Lying I am truly a stickler for this genre but when books like this come around it pr

  6. says:

    The concept of this book was really fun but it didn't go deep enough to truly grip me This is described as a thriller but I was never particu

  7. says:

    Slap on your slap bracelets get out that Britney CD and pull on a skort it’s the late 90s everyoneOr at least that’s what Jess in This is Not the Jess Show knows A simpler time before cell phones and social m

  8. says:

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewThe nitty gritty Full of fun 90s nostalgia This is Not the Jess Show ha

  9. says:

    Jess Flynn is a typical 90s teen she has c

  10. says:

    This was so much fun A soapy 90s teen drama mixed with light sci fi and a touch of a cute romance meant I couldn't help but read alm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *