Our main character Shannon is not having the best of high school experiences - especially with a nickname like 'Elf Ucker'. She does her best to keep herself under the radar and out of the spotlight from the 'mean girls'... until her worst fears become a reality: she is voted most UNLIKELY to become prom queen. She knew things were bad, but not that bad. So when a very popular cosmetics company approaches her, and the other 2 girls most unlikely to become prom queens, to star on a reality show much like America's Next Top Model - how can she say no! How can anybody say no to a makeover, expensive clothes, new car, life coaches and the chance to win a million dollars?? It will give her the opportunity to finally become and have what she's always thought she wanted.
Will her dreams come true?
Will she win the boy of her dreams?
Will she become the prom queen?
Or, will reality become, for lack of a better word, reality!
Shannon and what the other girls go through are exactly what we've seen on reality tv with over-the-top dramatization, back-stabbing and lots of boo-hooing; but, we also get to see the other side to what these girls actually go through - the emotional breakdowns and breakthroughs, the manipulation of what the producers want you to see versus what actually happened, how these girls grow and mature for the worse and then the better and so much more. Such a page turner!
A very fun, quirky, quick read for the younger YA audience!
Definitely a book to dive into - thought provoking with good laugh out loud moments!