Tuesday, 8 March 2011

12+: Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance - Emily Franklin and Brendan Haplin

Release Date: 07/03/11


Teen TV celebrities Jenna and Jonah (real names, Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers) make more money in a month than most people do in a lifetime. They can't stand to be in the same room as each other, but to boost the TV ratings their agents make them a 'real life' couple. Then the deception is uncovered by the paparazzi, and Charlie and Fielding have to disappear to weather the media storm. It's not until they're far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realise there's more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile.


Young readers who are fans of the OK generation will more than likely love this title as a young couple in the public eye have to face the paparazzi at the same time as their feelings for each other as they face the inevitable conclusion that they have feelings for each other. Its cleverly written, the two different points of view work very well and it is an entertaining read for the teen market. Add to this some quirky twists, some great characterisation and backing it with a real world outlook and the title is definitely one that will keep readers amused to the final page. Definitely something unusual and something that may not be done again in much the same way but a title that could make for a very interesting Teen film for someone like the Disney channel.

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