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For Real

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For Real

By Alison Cherry

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385742955, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 2014

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From Alison Cherry, author of Red, a novel PW declares sparkles with wit, comes a terrific new book about two sisters and one big question: how do you know who's for real?
No parents. No limits. No clue what they re in for.
Shy, cautious Claire has always been in her confident older sister's shadow. While Miranda's life is jam-packed with exciting people and whirlwind adventures, Claire gets her thrills vicariously by watching people live large on reality television.
When Miranda discovers her boyfriend, Samir, cheating on her just after her college graduation, it's Claire who comes up with the perfect plan. They ll outshine Miranda's fame-obsessed ex while having an amazing summer by competing on Around the World, a race around the globe for a million bucks. Revenge + sisterly bonding = awesome.
But the show has a twist, and Claire is stunned to find herself in the middle of a reality-show romance that may be just for the cameras. This summer could end up being the highlight of her life . . . or an epic fail forever captured on film. In a world where drama is currency and manipulation is standard, how can you tell what's for real?
Praise for FOR REAL:
"A sweet and funny story of sisters bonding."--Publishers Weekly
" Cherry] creates a wildly diverse cast of characters, writing with both ease and emotional intelligence. A comic romp with considerable wisdom on the side."--Kirkus Reviews
"Funny and lighthearted, this novel nevertheless delivers truth in tender ways and is paced at lightning speed, making it a strong choice for reluctant readers."--Booklist
"Fresh, fun, and packed with adventure."--VOYA


About the Author
ALISON CHERRY, author of Red, lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is a professional photographer and spent many years working as a lighting designer for theater, dance, and opera productions. She once faked an important appointment so she could leave rehearsal in time to watch the finale of The Amazing Race. alisoncherrybooks.com Follow @alison_cherry on Twitter
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