Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates morethan failure is pity. After a personal crisis and hersubsequent expulsionfrom high school, she?s going nowhere fast.Jane?s well-meaning parents push her to attend a highschool completion program at thenearby Elbow River CommunityCollege, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out. Jane tackles her housin The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates morethan failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her?...

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Title:Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Author:Lianne Oelke
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:Nice Try Jane Sinner
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:420 pages pages

Nice Try, Jane Sinner Reviews

  • Trin
    Apr 13, 2017
    Read in one sitting (with a short food break, because there is a lot of food in this book and it made me hungry. I had scallion pancakes, thanks for asking). Fantastic, hilarious, authentic voice. The choice to do the dialogue in script format is a brilliant example of form = content i...
  • Tatiana
    Jan 18, 2018
    Super fun! I am not sure that a reality tv show made by and with college students (and one underage high school dropout) and streamed on local tv is entirely believable, but this is a YA import from Canada, so maybe anything goes there? The impression I?ve got so far from Canadia...
  • Emily May
    Nov 28, 2018
    He wasn't even wearing sleeves. I suppose he expects the ladies at home to swoon at the sight of his well-muscled arms. Thankfully I am no lady. This was delightful! I've been avoiding YA Contemporary lately because everything I read seems to be cliche, or silly, or boring... but...
  • Lily ☁️
    Jun 14, 2018
    Me, after reading this book [lost one friendship, one is still hanging in the balance, and one ?friend? is laughing at my inability to find this funny (view spoiler)[notice the irony (hide spoiler)] ]: ??? * Here for the snarky, sarcastic main character, the humor, and the depr...
  • Marla Mei
    Jan 19, 2018
    MY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND IT?S A FIVE-STAR READ!!!! I?m not crying you are!!! ??? (Also, YA books set in college??? More please!) ...
  • Katie Lantz
    Sep 07, 2017
    It will be extremely difficult for me to produce an "objective" review (if such a thing even existed), because of how strongly I related to our main character, the titular Jane Sinner. Her mental health experience so closely mirrors mine that as soon as I finished it, I shoved it in my...
  • Trevor
    Mar 30, 2018
    4.5 stars for this stellar debut! I LOVED this. I can't remember the last time I literally laughed more than a couple times in a fiction novel, let alone a YA one. Jane's voice pounds off the pages, creating a MC that you want to root for. While the concept of reality show contestan...
  • Lola
    Jan 09, 2018
    Reality show on paper? Been there, read that. Life in a Fishbowl was awful and I dare say unreadable, so why even bother with this one? Well, if I learned something these past few years of reading actively, it?s that you can?t let one book ruin a genre, topic, character type ...
  • Christian
    May 10, 2018
    CW: depression, (view spoiler)[attempted suicide (hide spoiler)] (not really, but kind of, so tagging it for now) "I wanted a clean break, a runaway lane, a tits-to-toes, all-in, no-chance-of-backing-out Jane Sinner Extreme Makeover. Starring Jane Sinner out of context. Out of y...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Jan 24, 2018
    It?s too bad that one Event is enough to wipe out years of accumulated Good Kid credit. I went into this book expecting a story about a Survivor/Big Brother-style game show, but what I got was a story about growing up, mental health, healing, forgiving yourself, and learning to li...
  • Hollis
    Jul 05, 2017
    no trespassing violators will be shot survivors will be shot again NICE TRY, JANE SINNER might be one of the strangest books I've ever read. And yet it totally worked for me. Oelke's voice, experienced through Jane, is hilarious. I'm pretty sure I highlighted half the book. It's a...
  • Eilonwy
    Feb 23, 2018
    3-1/2 stars Jane dropped out of high school just a few months before graduation, due to an Event which made everything beyond awkward. When she signs up for classes at the local community college to finish up her missing credits, she sees an ad offering a place to live for super-cheap...
  • Rê
    Mar 09, 2018
    4 ?The best of Reality TV? Stars Nice Try, Jane Sinner was the book I needed this week. It was fun, witty, deep and sort of unique. The narrative choices were a little different from what I?m used to since this was supposed to be Jane Sinner?s journal, but I still lov...
  • Sylvia (Serial Bibliophile)
    Jul 07, 2017
    I devoured this book! The main character might as well be called Sylvia, because we are the same (LOL). She's serious but sassy and kind of a smart-ass. This book is hilarious, fun, and full of reality TV drama, while also touching some seriousness like suicide and therapy. 5 st...
  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    Aug 31, 2018
    I will read anything Lianne blesses onto paper next. End of story. This book was so snarky and witty, I literally was laughing out loud on my lunch break at work. There are few books that can genuinely get me to just explode with uncontrollable laughter. Well done, Lianne. Besides the ...
  • Emma Giordano
    Sep 06, 2017
    Shout out to HMHTeen for letting me read this one so early! I REEEAAAALLLLYYYY loved this book!! I feel like we don't get much YA in a college setting, so it was nice to be able to relate to a YA character with my current circumstances as opposed to referring to my past. Trigger...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    May 31, 2017
    ?There is no divine plan, no destiny, no life after death, and no compensation for what you lose. There is only here and now. There is only what you?ve done and what you are going to do. And if you can own up to every moment and take responsibility for your life and shape it into...
  • Chelsea
    Feb 20, 2018
    Super mixed feelings on this one, so here's a pros and cons list. PROS + so much snark! Jane has to be the most sarcastic narrator I've ever read. + thoughtful exploration of depression, mental health, and suicide - some great passages on this. + examination and critique of rel...
  • Romie
    Apr 08, 2018
    If you don't like what you've written, write something else. Look at me, reading the books I buy just a few weeks after I bought them! I deserve a pat on the shoulder. Someone wants to give me a high five? Okay, let's be serious for one second. I think I really have to start read...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Jan 24, 2018
    Nice Try, Jane Sinner is pure bliss. Full of memorable character and beautiful engaging/humorous writing makes this novel a true gem. If you are looking for college-centric YA, then this is the novel for you. Oelke realistically shows the transition and change one goes through in colle...
  • alice (arctic books)
    Aug 16, 2017
    You can find this review and others at arctic books 3.5 stars. Trigger warnings for mentions of suicide (attempt) NICE TRY, JANE SINNER is not a book I?ve heard much about, but I was nonetheless very intrigued by the synopsis as it covered some topics that I rarely, if ever, se...
  • julianna ➹
    Aug 25, 2017
    + hilarious main character. so much dry humor and I LOVE IT + interesting talks about psychology + written in a journal format and v unique! + delves into sensitive topics and discovering yourself + in a college setting! i love college even though i've never been! + overall amazin...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jun 09, 2018
    *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review* Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders TW: Depression, suicide attempt, suicidal ideations, emetophobia, ableist language, panic attack Ever since I heard of Nice Try, Jane ...
  • Acqua
    Apr 22, 2018
    2.5 stars. Nice Try, Jane Sinner is a standalone contemporary book about a girl who dropped out of high school because of depression and is now taking part in a reality show. I have mixed feelings about this book. Not because I thought there was anything wrong with it - it's one ...
  • may ❀
    May 05, 2018
    would it shock anyone if i said i was 9/10 gonna dnf this before 100 pages bc i totally was thank goodness i didnt, this book actually surprised me with how great it was Pros - THE MENTAL HEALTH REP WAS SO GOOD (i might have actually cried at some points - especially towards ...
  • ellie ☼
    Jun 23, 2018
    5 | (tw for mentions of depression/suicide) oh boy. oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. this might be a tad bit long because i don't think i've ever related to a character or a story more than this. going into this novel, i was just excited to see the college version of big brother, because i love...
  • ellie
    Feb 07, 2018
    me at the beginning of the book: there?s no way I?m giving this 5 stars lol nice try, lianne oelke me now: what...was...my...life...before? RTC bc i have so many thoughts ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jan 08, 2018
    There is no divine plan, no destiny, no life after death, and no compensation for what you lose. There is only here and now. There is only what you?ve done and what you are going to do. And if you can own up to every moment and take responsibility for your life and shape it into so...
  • Nadia
    Mar 03, 2018
    ?The past doesn?t exist. It?s just a story we tell ourselves. And stories can change each time you tell them.? 5 stars TW:mentions of suicide, depression read full review here *full review include favorite quotes and a spoiler section The Writing I love Jane?...
  • may ➹
    May 05, 2018
    after a week of trying and failing to read this, I?VE FINALLY FINISHED this book has a lot of personal meaning to me, pertaining specifically to the depression rep, and it was so so good and relatable and extremely well-written. also, Jane has a specific dry, snarky, ironic sense ...