Something Real by Heather Demetrios

Type: Duology
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Date Published: February 4, 2014
Sequel: The Lexie Project
Publisher: Henry Holt
Source: Hardcover // Book Outlet

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Summary: Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

Review: This was definitely an enjoyable read for me. I don’t watch a lot of reality TV so I would never get why a lot of people like watching it, but this book has opened up my eyes to the world of cameras and living under the scrutiny of others.

Something Real is an interesting and unique book. Bonnie/Chloe Baker had lived most of her life in front of a camera along with her 12 siblings, but after the cancelation of the show four years ago, her parents announced a renewal of their show.

I was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The characters are relatable and have different personalities that makes each and one of them stand out.

It shows the struggles of being a teenager trying to have a normal life with people following you everywhere you go. Heather Demetrios did a wonderful job of showing how the world is now. It is about family, teen problems, and love.

The romance is not so shabby at all. There is no love triangle and Patrick is nice guy. He cares a lot about Chloe and wants to be with her even with all the craziness going around her.

My Rating: 4.5/5