From Alison Cherry, author of Look Both Ways and Red, comes a terrific story that's "too fun to miss" (USA Today) about two sisters and one big question: how do you know who’s for real?
When Miranda discovers her boyfriend, Samir, cheating on her just after her college graduation, her sister, Claire, comes up with the perfect plan. They’ll outshine Miranda’s ex on Around the World, a reality TV show on which fame-obsessed Samir is already scheduled to compete.
Claire expects the game to be simple: all they need to do is race around the world faster than Samir and they’ll win a million bucks. 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. In a world where drama is currency and manipulation is standard, this summer could end up being the highlight of her life . . . or an epic fail forever captured on film.
"You're not going to be able to put this one down." —Bustle
“Fresh, fun, and packed with adventure.” —VOYA
“A sweet and funny story of sisters bonding.” —Publishers Weekly
“A comic romp with considerable wisdom on the side.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Funny and lighthearted, this novel nevertheless delivers truth in tender ways.” —Booklist
Claire is devastated after her "gorgeous, willowy, outgoing" older sister, Miranda, is cheated on by her fame-seeking boyfriend, Samir. Obsessed with reality television, 18-year-old Claire decides to help Miranda get back at Samir by beating him on a reality show he is slated to appear on. The sisters manage to get onto the show, but learn that what was supposed to be an around-the-world race is actually a dating show. Soon, Miranda and Claire are fighting each other on national television, and Claire is falling for another contestant. In addition to having a blast inventing an array of believable-sounding (not to mention hilarious) reality shows like MacGyver Survivor, Twin Cognito, and GuilloTeen, Cherry (Red) addresses the difficulty of being the younger, less sparkly sibling and the strength of family ties when push come to shove. Though the plot's trajectory is straightforward, readers looking for a sweet and funny story of sisters bonding will enjoy watching Miranda and Claire stick up for each other in the face of unworthy boys. Ages 12 up.