Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Nice Try, Jane Sinner


I loved this book so much! I read it in one sitting, just under 4 hours.

Jane Sinner has had an “event.” She’s trying to figure out what to do with her life. She goes to community college for an info session and sees an ad for a reality tv spot, on House of Orange. She decides to do both. Why not? She’s trying to find herself and do new things.

Jane is enrolled in Psychology classes at college and that just spoke to me. I was also a Psych major. What I loved was how she used it, while living in the house. Jane is also full of dry humor. I laughed out loud several times. It never felt forced or like she was trying to hard, it was perfect. It added SO much to this book.

She also is dealing with depression, suicide and religion. This book does get heavy at times.Β  Now, these are not the main focus of this book. It’s really about the reality tv show and her journey to find herself. They do deserve to be mentioned though.Β  Jane grows so much in this book. It’s amazing to see how she’s seeing the difference between her “old” and “new” life.

The whole format of this book is like a journal. I actually really enjoyed it. I didn’t find that the story lacked anything. In fact, most of the time I forgot that it was an actual journal entry. The characters and plot felt really complete and well executed. It flowed so well.

I loved all the characters, even the annoying ones! It all made me feel like I was watching a legit reality tv show. I could not put this book down and I loved it so very much! I also loved that this was a YA book with all these characters in college. Campus life. Being on their own and out of the house. It was refreshing.

I also have to mention that I loved how much she was obsessed with food. haha!

This was a fun, hilarious, drama filled read with some touches on mental health. A great read! I can’t wait to read more by this author! I might have to buy this one. I’ve been reading only library books this week, for Library appreciation week! Gotta love the Libraries!!




7 thoughts on “Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

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  4. When I saw this on your list, gotta check it right away… πŸ™‚ this is on My TBR.. and oh your review. It’s so good. I feel like it’s all have the things I need to know in a book before reading it. Thank you for such an amazing review.:)

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    • Thank you so much!! That makes me happy. I usually just feel like my reviews are all over the place! I appreciate that πŸ™‚ I definitely recommend it though! A great contemporary πŸ™‚


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