She's faking it [electronic resource] / Kristin Rockaway.
- ISBN: 9781488056376 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
You can't put a filter on reality. Bree Bozeman isn't exactly living the life of her dreams. Then again, she isn't too sure what those dreams are. After quitting med school, she's living a pretty chill life in the surf community of Pacific Beach, San Diego...if "chill" means delivering food as a GrubGofer, and if it means "uneventful". Enter Trey Cantu, the boy next door with the perfect face and chiseled abs—a disgraced former surf star. Bree can't believe the chemistry they have. And when her Instagram starts to take off, thanks to an endorsement from popular self-help guru Demi DePalma, it seems like Bree might be a rising star. Maybe, just maybe, following Demi's action plan will help Bree get her life together. But when she makes a shocking discovery about Demi, everything starts to unravel. And to make matters worse, one of Bree's posts links her to Trey—who consciously abstains from social media—putting their whole relationship at risk. Instagram might be free, but when your life looks perfect on camera, what's the cost?
Electronic reproduction. Toronto, Ontario : Graydon House, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 949 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
When Bree Bozeman dropped out of college and started working as a food delivery driver, it was supposed to be temporary. Four years later, she's still at it until her car breaks down. She then decides to follow lifestyle guru Demi DePalma's "Aspirational Action Plan" and begin manifesting her dreams into existence. At first, it seems to be working: her new neighbor is a hot pro surfer, and her Instagram is gaining traction. When small companies start reaching out with offers to #collab on Insta, Bree wonders if being an Instagram influencer is her destiny. But crystals and oils and positive affirmations can't make all her problems go away. Though lacking in subtlety, Rockaway's follow-up to How to Hack a Heartbreak (2019) is a light and breezy tale set mostly in Pacific Beach, San Diego, that thoughtfully examines the downfalls of social media and wellness culture. Most of the issues are dealt with on a surface level and the ending is predictable, yet this is still fun, inventive, accessible, and destined to be a pleasurable beach read. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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