This week I got a book that combines cameras and tv-shows with a serious illness (brain tumor). I am quite interested to see how it will all play out. How will the tumor be handled? How will the tv show be handled. Why did the dad decide this was a good idea, did he discuss it with his family? Will our MC be able to tell anyone about her feelings? About how she feels about this situation? About the fact her dad will be gone someday soon. It sounds like a heartbreaking book, and I can’t wait to read it and find out all the answers that I am searching, and eagerly looking forward too.
Plus I just love the cover and how well it fits with the blurb as it is.
Fifteen-year-old Jackie Stone is a prisoner in her own house. Everything she says and does 24/7 is being taped and broadcast to every television in America. Why? Because her dad is dying of a brain tumor and he has auctioned his life on eBay to the highest bidder: a ruthless TV reality show executive at ATN.
Gone is her mom’s attention and cooking and parent-teacher conferences. Gone is her sister’s trust ever since she’s been dazzled by the cameras and new-found infamy. Gone is her privacy. Gone is the whole family’s dignity as ATN twists their words and makes a public mockery of their lives on Life and Death. But most of all, Jackie fears that one day very soon her father will just be . . . gone. Armed only with her ingenuity and the power of the internet, Jackie is determined to end the show and reclaim all of their lives, even in death.