Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Teaser Tuesday (24): Flash Point

Teaser Tuesday: Flash Point
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
·Grab your current read 
Open to a random page 
Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page 
Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others.

Author: Nancy Kress
Publication Date: November 8, 2012
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Reality TV
Description from Goodreads:
Reality TV meets a chillingly realistic version of America—and the fame game is on!

Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she’s right to have them. TLN’s Who Knows People, Baby—You? has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life—on and off camera.


     " The slumming socialite that viewers can despise, the desperate climber they can root for, the gorgeous hunk they can drool over, the dummy they can laugh at, and the geek they can be confused by." (page 35 of arc)

The scenarios they come up with are pretty interesting, I'm definitely having a hard time telling reality apart of tv. 

What're you guys reading this week? Leave me a link so I can stop by!

1 comment:

  1. Hmm. I'm intrigued by this a lot. Here's ours: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=11454


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