Something Real, by Heather Demetrios
So often we see the story of the adopted child who doesn't feel like he or she fits in, but this book flipped that premise by taking the perspective of a couple's one biological child among twelve adopted children. Heightening the already amplified teenage angst of this situation, Bonnie(TM) gets to have her worst moments carefully edited into an hour of prime time television – her family is the cast of the reality show Baker's Dozen. An interesting cast as well as the inclusion of e-mails, web sites, tabloid articles, and TV scripts makes this book really something.
Reality Boy, By A.S.King
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Breaking the rules, this book begins with a back story prologue. And, to use language of the main character, Gerald, it's so damn interesting readers won't give a shit. Lesson learned: although everyone poops, even young adults (and adults!) are fascinated by it.