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Kind of A Big Deal

By Shannon Hale

Kind of A Big Deal

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Started reading:
2021-03-03 09:27:20
Finished reading:
2021-03-04 09:27:20

Review

Rating: 7

From the publisher:
There’s nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie.

She was kind of a big deal–she dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead.

Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Desperate to escape, Josie gets into reading.

Literally. She reads a book and suddenly she’s inside it. And with each book, she’s a different character: a post-apocalyptic heroine, the lead in a YA rom-com, a 17th century wench in a corset.

It’s alarming. But also . . . kind of amazing?

It’s the perfect way to live out her fantasies. Book after book, Josie the failed star finds a new way to shine. But the longer she stays in a story, the harder it becomes to escape.

Will Josie find a story so good that she just stays forever?

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