This Is Not the Jess Show

This Is Not the Jess Show Review

Black Mirror meets My So-Called Life in this fast-paced, timely YA thriller about separating fact from fiction--and how far we'll go to create our own version of reality.

Like any other teenager, Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama ... but drama seems to keep finding her. Between a new crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents cramping her social life, and her younger sister's worsening health, the only constant is change--and her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day.

Swickley is getting weirder by the day, too. Half the population has been struck down by a mysterious flu. Conversations end awkwardly when Jess enters the room. And then one day, a tiny, sleek black device--with an apple logo on it--falls out of her best friend's backpack and lands at Jess's feet.

Title:This Is Not the Jess Show
Edition Language:English

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  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    At long last, the YA Truman Show book I’ve been dreaming of ...

  • Elle

    What a rollercoaster of a book! I’ll admit what started off as a slower read for me totally pulled the rug out from under my feet, and I ended up really enjoying the crazy trip that was This Is not ...

  • Bethany

    Okay, this was EXACTLY what I hoped it would be! For those of you old enough to remember The Truman Show with Jim Carrey, This is Not the Jess Show is in many ways an updated version for a modern teen...

  • Dannii Elle

    Actual rating 3.5/5 stars.Jess Flynn is your average, American, 90's teenager. Only she isn't. (view spoiler)[It's not the 90's anymore and her entire hometown is actually a reality TV show set. Her f...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    “Lower your voice. They’ll hear you,” he whispered. I stared at him, and my whole body went cold. “Who is they?” I whispered. Basically, This Is Not The Jess Show is a young adult version...

  • Angela Staudt

    2.5/5 stars rounded up to 3 stars.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.I honestly don’t have many feelings or thoughts on this book. It is short and ...

  • Dennis

    This Is Not The Jess Show is an imaginative, original, fun, YA thriller. I don't think I've said so much praise about a YA title since Karen McManus' One of Us is Lying! I am truly a stickler for ...

  • Mehsi

    The plan was to write a long review, but I am just not getting the words out for this amazing and fun book! Meet Jess, a girl who thinks she is living a pretty good life in the 90s... but then things ...

  • izzy

    the fun of the truman show is in its slow and unrelenting psychological tension, and its purposefully ambiguous ending. this remix rids itself of all of that. jess finds out the truth in the first fou...

  • Stacee

    I couldn’t get over the premise for this one, so I was quite eager to get to it. I liked Jess. She’s determined and loyal and really has her wits about her when shit goes down. There are a good am...