Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Author(s): Lianne Oelke

Young Adult Fiction

Substandard television has never been funnier than in this novel about a smart and sarcastic teen's attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace by posing as a community college student in a low-budget reality show.


Jane Sinner's going nowhere fast. A crisis got her kicked out of high school, and it seems like everyone, including her bisexual best friend, is secure in their beliefs while Jane's got nothing but doubt.


With a routine of introspection and Nintendo wearing thin, Jane signs up for community college. It's her chance to start over - and to move out. To score cheap rent, she joins a student-run reality TV show. It may not be the most obvious choice for a girl already down on her luck, but as she competes from week to week, Jane finds that for the first time in a long time, she wants to prove to the world - and to herself - that she has what it takes to finally win.


"Prepare to fall hard for this hilarious, heartfelt gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda "Crushingly original, snort-laugh inducing, and profound when you least expect it." - Jeff Garvin, author of Symptoms of Being Human


AGES: 14 plus

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Lianne Oelke has a degree in philosophy and works in the film industry-which may explain a lot about her debut novel, Nice Try, Jane Sinner.

General Fields

  • : 9780358097563
  • : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
  • : Harcourt Children's Books
  • : October 2019
  • : 1.078 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lianne Oelke
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 432