Sunday, October 18, 2015

Seven YA novels that look at life through a camera lens

At the B&N Teen Blog Natalie Zutter tagged seven Young Adult books that look at life through a camera lens, including:
You Look Different in Real Life, by Jennifer Castle

A year before Richard Linklater unveiled Boyhood—but 11 years into his secret production—Castle imagined a very similar project: five children’s lives are documented, with a new film being released every five years. But by the time we get to Five at Sixteen, Justine doesn’t want to be the center of attention, despite being at an age where she should relish it. After taking on the role of the “edgy” one in the two previous films, she no longer feels that’s her identity. Even worse, she’s not friends with the other four subjects anymore. Yet she can’t deny wanting to see them again, as they are the only ones who share her odd coming-of-age. You Look Different in Real Life will remind you more of a fascinating sociology study than a scandalous reality tell-all.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: You Look Different in Real Life.

--Marshal Zeringue