Now You See Her

Now You See HerFor Hope Shay The Entire World Is A Stage Really Acting Has Been Her Dream For As Long As She Can Remember She Will Do Anything, Anything, To Get A Leading Role Okay, Maybe Faking Her Own Abduction Was Extreme But A True Actress Suffers For Her Art And Hope Is A Born Actress If Ever There Was One 1.5 STARS Bernadette, whose stage name is Hope, stages her own kidnapping and winds up kicked out of her performance arts boarding school Now she s in a new school and forced to keep a journal to reconstruct what went so terribly wrong.Hope s voice indicated the unreliability of her narration fairly Causing me to knew realize from the get go she was in a psych hospital, not a school Maybe because I m a psychologist, or maybe Jacquelyn Mitchard left too many clues, but I definitely knew mental illness had to be a factor Hope s attitude, thought processes and her treatment of others made her immediately unlikable, yet she had a spark of sad neediness that prevented me from hating her.The wrap up for the story and mental health component let me down the most due to inauthenticity, occupational hazard Mitchard mischaracterized Borderline Personality as crossing a line betwe
original review dang i totally did not see that comingupdated i liked this book so i think it deserved a better review OK SO I KNOW THIIS NOVEL LOOKS LIKE ITS GONNA BE SOME TRASHY CHICK FLICK ABT SOME GIRL WITH A NAME LIKE HOPE WHO S POPULAR OR WHATEVER BUT ITS ACTUALLY PRETTY NICE AND I DID NOT EXPECT THE THING THAT HAPPENED TO BE ONE OF THE THEMES OF THE BOOK It seems like a lot of people are giving this bad reviews but
NOW YOU SEE HER by Jacquelyn Mitchard is a frightening look inside the head of a very confused girl The book is, essentially, the journal of Hope a girl in trouble.The event that led to her downfall unfolds throughout the course of the story It involves a boy, The Plan , The Idea , and Romeo and Juliet.Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of MIDNIGHT TWINS, has written another thought provoking book She has created a character that is a little hard to like while at the same time weaving a story the reader doesn t want to put down Hope s stream of consciousness style gives authenticity to this story that really makes it feel like a young girl s j
Unraveling the story from Hope Bernadette s perspective was interesting, but that was about all I enjoyed about this one Maybe it s because I don t really like drama queens unless they have redeeming characteristics Learning about Hope s mental illness did help with understanding why she was so unbalanced in the way she appr
This book had me hooked from the start of Bernadette Hope s ill fated rise to stardom Plot twists and turns kept me turning pages.Then the last chapter was awkward and felt tacked on and un edited Lame. Irritating character, too many exclamation pointsan interesting story idea, but it just didn t work for me. Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.comNOW YOU SEE HER is an amazingly realistic look into the life of a self centered girl who has been showered with attention from her parents all of her life Bernadette, or Hope, her stage name, dreams of being a famous actress and she is willing to do anything to get to the top Her mother has always pushed her so hard, and now her mother s dreams for Hope are her own Hope knows she s the best and explains that her lack of friends is simply because everyone is jealous of her talent At fourteen, she is accepted into Starwood Academy, a prestigious acting school in Michigan Hope is sure that this is where her career will take off, and she doesn t mind in the least that she is a bit of an outcast After all, she has Logan Logan Rose The most amazing boy she has ever met Hope finds herself lost in her infatuation with Logan Everything in her life revolves around their budding romance The two of them formulate a plan, a plan to elope when Logan graduates Their plan requires one thing, money, which they plan to extract from Hope s parents by faking her abduction Faking a kidnapping is risky business, but Hope is willing to do anything for Logan, anything for their future together Hope dreams of the day when the two of them will be winning Academy Awards together, the perfect couple Hope s story is told throu
From a review of the ARC I wrote in 2006 Someday, no one will have to tell you when you ve done something well, because you ll hear the applause inside These are the powerful last words of NOW YOU SEE HER by Jacquelyn Mitchard They are the words that capture the main sentiment of this important story about believing in yourself, and I hope Mitchard herself takes them to heart I admire her for taking risks with this novel It isn t easy to write a story with a completely unreliable and I would argue unlikable narrator However, to make this story work, it is essential that we see the world through Hope Shay s eyes Sometimes it s difficult for people to believe that the girl who has everything would have doubts, insecurities, and would have such a hard time dealing with reality that she would create her own little world to live in But as Hope s world begins to unravel, she takes us on a heartbreakingly honest journey that ends with the realization that all the praise and critical acclaim in the world doesn t matter if you can hear that applause yourself.The novel itself starts off somewhat slowly with somewhat stilted writing but gradually gets better as the story complicates I feel that Mitchard, who has previously only written for adults and children, underestimates teens The mystery surrounding Hope seemed too predictable and Hope s voice was one of an immature brat rather than the sensitive artist that she claimed to be Ultimately though, this
This book is about a girl with a talent for acting For as long as she remembered she was acting she had all the attention she fakes her own abduction she gets moved to a private boarding school, i thought this book was really scary towards the end i believed that she had actually done all those things when in fact it was just her thinking this book has a lot to do with life sometimes when you get too much attention you start to think of yourself as the most important person in the world and the fantasies she has arent really that much different from everyday fantasies it s just a lot extreme i think the main character really isnt that bad of a person i think the fact that she was acting at such a young age made her like that i think the other
I feel like the story was confusing at times and kind of dragged on When the author finally let you know why everything was happening it wasn t until the very end and then everything made sense but I just felt like that took too long The main character got annoying half way through the book and i just wanted to tell her she was dumb lol also the consist

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Now You See Her
  • Jacquelyn Mitchard
  • English
  • 14 December 2018
  • 9780061116865