Something Real by Heather Demetrios (Book Review)

Something Real (Something Real, #1) 
There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.


Imagine being traumatized when you were little because you were on a reality TV show. Then everything comes back all at once, four years later.  I think Chloe/Bonnie handled better than I would have. This was actually one of the few books that got me to actually laugh out loud. Some of her come backs were just perfect. 
My favorite character was Benny, "Cantaloup!" Oh Benny, how you make me laugh. That chapter on Thanksgiving, perfect. Benny always had the perfect comebacks, but they never really hurt anyone. While he was funny, he had this seriousness about him for protecting his family. His relationship with Matt was so cute! "I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND" One of my favorite parts of the book. When Kirk and his mom did nothing on Kaye Gibbons show, I really wanted to punch them. Oh, Benny, always knowing how to act.

Lets talk about Patrick shall we? Patrick, you have earned a spot on the list of book boyfriends. He was always there for her, always trying to help her, and always forgiving her. He was the dream boyfriend for Chloe. The reason I'm not giving this book the full five points, is because they did the same thing over and over again. The first time she ended it, it made sense, but then she did it again, and again. WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!! That was the only part of the book a bugged me though. 

4.5/5 points
I loved this book, but not a new favorite.  

Overall, I thought this book was awesome, and I highly recommend.   

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