Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Debut novelist Lianne Oelke has created a complex and entertaining heroine in Jane Sinner, a Canadian teen who is expelled from high school five months before graduation. Her well-meaning parents push Jane to enroll at the nearby Elbow River Community College to get the last few credits she needs to graduate. She agrees to the plan but only if her parents allow her to move out of the house. Jane tackles her housing problem and limited funds by signing up for a student-run reality show, House of Orange where six students try to overcome a series of challenges. The winner gets a car, but for Jane it’s a chance to start over, reinvent herself, and prove to the world that she has what it takes to survive and to win.