Reality Ends Here

About The Book

From the Edgar-nominated author of Into the Dark comes the riveting and witty story of a teenage girl caught between her image-obsessed family—stars of a hit reality show about her sextuplet siblings—and the long-buried truth about her biological father.

With a major crush on an adorable pop star, annoying younger siblings, and a mom and stepdad who are too strict, Estella Blanchard is a typical teenage girl—except that her daily struggles are plotlines on the reality show Seven Is Heaven, which relentlessly documents her life as the older half-sister of sextuplets. Estella’s an Oscar-worthy actress at hiding her true feelings from the camera.

However, she can’t outrun the spotlight when she receives a Christmas present from her biological father...who died ten years ago under mysterious circumstances. Blamed for this “sick prank,” Estella is placed in an unorthodox support group for troubled child stars—including a twenty-three-year-old has-been, a backstabbing drama queen, and a super-cute (but very off-limits) boy bander. And, as weird as the group is, when a creepy paparazzo starts stalking her, claiming that her dad is actually alive, Estella's going to need their help to uncover the truth and stay alive.

About The Author

Alison Gaylin is a journalist and author of six novels: the Edgar Award-nominated Hide Your Eyes, You Kill Me, Trashed, Heartless, And She Was and Into the Dark. Reality Ends Here is her first young adult novel.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Star (June 10, 2013)
  • Length: 250 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476727592

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"A dazzlingly-plotted, fast-paced thriller full of twists, turns and misbehaving Hollywood starlets --I couldn't put it down!"

– Lauren Henderson, author of Kiss Me Kill Me

“Filled with pop-culture references and even featuring a cameo by Justin Bieber, this fast-paced mystery keeps its tension from beginning to end. Estella is a spot-on combination of sass and teenage vulnerability… reality-show lovers and haters alike will enjoy the behind-the-scenes perspective.”

– Kirkus Reviews

"Brilliant!"

– New York Magazine Approval Matrix

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