Life in a Fishbowl (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 12/01/2017
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Jackie's life wasn't perfect, but at least it was normal. That is, until her dad received a terminal cancer diagnosis. Then he went and did what anyone faced with mountains of medical bills and a family to support would do: he sold his life to the highest bidder. Which turned out to be a TV station. Suddenly everyone from psychotic millionaires to cyber-savvy nuns wants a piece of Jackie's family as they become a reality TV sensation. Jackie's life spirals out of control just as her dad's starts to run out, and meanwhile the whole world is tuning in to watch her family fall apart ... Acidly funny and heartbreakingly sad, Life in a Fishbowl is an exploration of the value of life and what memories mean to us. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408870631
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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“A thought-provoking read for today's Reality TV obsessed”

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.

I don't usually read YA books, but this one grabbed me as these days many people spend their lives watching other people live theirs.

Jared Stone has an inoperable brain... More

Paperback edition
14th January 2017
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snailycanflyy

“I loved this book. I loved it a lot.”

This book wasn't at all what I was expecting when I picked it up; I had thought that I was about to read a typical YA book that would have me crying by the end. However, it had me crying from the start (with... More

Paperback edition
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12th January 2017
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