For Real (Paperback)

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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

About the Author

Alison Cherry, author of Red, For Real, Look Both Ways, and The Classy Crooks Club, grew up in a suburb of Chicago and graduated from Harvard. She is a professional photographer and worked as a lighting designer for theater, dance, and opera productions for many years. During that time, she spent six months in the magical, exhausting world of summer stock theater, where everyone works 120 hours a week and survives on a mysterious elixir of caffeine, sugar, and adrenaline. Eleven years later, she’s still trying to catch up on sleep. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. 
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Praise For…

"This book is too fun to miss! Highly recommended!" —USA Today

"You're not going to be able to put this one down." Bustle

"Fresh, fun, and full of adventure." VOYA

"A sweet and funny story of sisters bonding." --Publishers Weekly

"Cherry keeps the narrative moving with slapstick, thrusting Claire into ridiculous situations even as she challenges the girl to reconsider her often wrong first impressions. She 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. Claire’s honest, witty, first-person narrative allows readers to see inside her heart and witness her evolution into a young woman, fiercely loving those who deserve it." --Booklist

"Cherry pulls off a deep, enjoyable narrative . . . With just enough romance and drama to please, this novel will find a wide audience." School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385742962
ISBN-10: 0385742967
Publisher: Ember
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English