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I actually enjoyed The Real Real quite well. I was expecting this trashy teen novel like Gossip Girls but it wasn't as trashy. It was actually quite good, so I'm very surprised. I enjoyed reading about the plot and the characters. Heck, even the writing style was nice. For the plot, I liked how Emma and Nicola allowed the readers (me!) to get a sense of how the real acting world works. That it's not all that glamorous and awesome like rumors say. It's actually really hard work and so much pressure. There's no sense of privacy because you never know when someone's hiding there in the bushes ready to take a picture of you doing something totally embarrassing. At first, Jesse and her castmates were pretty excited to film this "documentary" because of the popularity and the money that came with it. Little did they know that they were being used and manipulated by the producers and directors who only want them to do things that would "get high ratings". They are lied to and forced to do things that they would never do - usually. Scandals and dramas are depicted throughout The Real Real. I liked reading about Jesse because she's the typical high school girl. She comes from a poor background and needs the money which is the reason why she joined the crew but she still manages to have her morals intact. Other people, like Trisha, are too blinded by being on TV and have completely demoralized themselves into doing skanky and sleezy things. I also liked how humble Jesse is. She doesn't see her true talents and her true beauty because no one ever gave her a chance to shine. She finds new friendships and rebuild old ones. I find her extremely likable and very realistic. The cover is actually really pretty. Well, at least the girl is and it really depicts the whole bok. Overall, The Real Real is a very fun and entertaining summer read.
I really really really liked the cover - utterly and undeniably quite luscious! I will admit that I did not expect much from this book except light and fluffy, and in that regards, it did not disappoint. I had been looking forward to the actual ABCs that open up each chapter. For some reason, I had expected each letter to describe some new form of kissing. While some of them did - is it just me who is a little freaked out by the Butterfly Kiss?! - others stood for reactions and advice when it comes to kissing. Call me a little weird, but I was hoping to learn some new kissing moves? :D Overall, a pretty light high school romp. No major life-changing stories here. Definitely some kissing, but not enough for me apparently! Complete review on my blog