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This Is Not the Jess Show (#1)

Author: Anna Carey

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Length: 304 pages

This book definitely has some twists and turns. You never know who you can really trust or if you will get screwed all over. It leaves you on your toes and guessing what could possibly happen next. One thing that is consistent is how bad you may feel for Jess. Her character goes through a lot in this book and it would be really overwhelming if you were in the situation. But overall the book was really intriguing and exciting to read.


Like many teens, sometimes it feels as though everything in Jess Flynn's life has been engineered for maximum drama--from her performance at the school talent show, to the reappearance of her childhood best friend and perennial crush Jeremy, to her friends trying to set her up with one of the hottest guys in school. It's almost as if everything might finally be going her way...until one day a tiny black phone with an apple logo on its screen falls out of her best friend's backpack and lands at Jess's feet. The problem is, it's 1998, and the first iPhone isn't due out for another nine years. Jess's friends refuse to acknowledge the strange device. Her sister Sara, on hospice care with a terminal blood disease, for once can't tell Jess what she should do. It's almost as if everyone is hiding something from her. Even her beloved dog Fuller seems, literally different, because he definitely didn't have that same pattern of spots on his stomach last week... Nothing in Jess Flynn's world is as it seems, and as the cracks begin to show, Jess will discover her entire life is nothing more than someone else's entertainment. Except in this reality, the outside world is no place anyone would want to escape to.


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