This might be a time where I was just too old for a particular YA book. There's nothing wrong with the story . . . there just wasn't much story. At over 400 pages, Something Real got to be more than a little repetitive and as someone who chooses reality television shows (don't judge) for my brain candy when I'm not reading this story seemed to be a bit of a rip-off of another show about a large family with a money-grubbing shrieking harpy for a mother . . .
Ugh, if there's one thing I really don't need more of in my life is something that reminds of of Kate Gosselin.
Have no fear, Kate, I will. I like my reality shows to feature illiterate trashy bitches who call each other "prostitution whores" and do things like this . . .
Watching parents (or in this case reading about parents) exploit their children makes me want to HULK SMASH!!!!
And call me a Friends purist, but titling all of the chapters "The One With . . . " seemed like a rip-off of another VERY popular show.
I'm giving this one 2.5 Stars because I found it to be perfectly mediocre. The good thing is, I loved I'll Meet You There by the same author, so I'm more willing to accept the fact that this is a case of "it's not you, it's me."