06 July 2018

The Book of Essie; Meghan MacLean Weir

The Book of EssieThe Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I remember when The Truman Show was in theaters and people thought the concept of tv screens watching your every move was weird. Now, not so much. Essie is in a type of Keeping Up with the Religious Kardashians/Jon & Kate Make 8/Duggars show, and has been all her life. She's figured out a few ways to rebel and is plotting her biggest rebellion yet... and in going there, the book highlights the hypocrisy and anti-reality of the "reality tv" movement. The characters and plot are pretty predictable, ditto the plot, but who cares? It's well-written and at times thought-provoking.

eARC provided by publisher.

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