Watch Me

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Overview

She thinks she has nothing to hide…

Ally has everything under control. She’s about to move into a house full of strangers and have her life broadcast to the world, but as long as she still has her long-distance boyfriend, Corey, nothing can go wrong. Nothing, that is, until Ally starts spending time with her housemate Drew, the hot and sensitive guy who always seems to be around when she needs someone the most.

As suspicions and lies start ...

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Overview

She thinks she has nothing to hide…

Ally has everything under control. She’s about to move into a house full of strangers and have her life broadcast to the world, but as long as she still has her long-distance boyfriend, Corey, nothing can go wrong. Nothing, that is, until Ally starts spending time with her housemate Drew, the hot and sensitive guy who always seems to be around when she needs someone the most.

As suspicions and lies start pulling Ally and Corey apart, she’s not sure if she can trust anyone, not even herself. Ally is about to learn the hard way that life is what happens when everyone is looking, and it doesn’t always capture her good side….

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"I could not put this book down — it was hilarious! Barnholdt is a fresh new voice in teen fiction." — Sarah Mlynowski, author of Milkrun and As Seen on TV
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442402553
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 214,124
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Barnholdt is the author of the teen novels The Thing About the Truth, Sometimes It Happens, One Night That Changes Everything, Two-way Street, Right of Way, and Watch Me. She is also the author of the middle grade novels The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney, Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better, Four Truths and a Lie, Rules for Secret-Keeping, Fake Me a Match, and the Girl Meets Ghost series. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Visit her at LaurenBarnholdt.com.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

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    Excellent Read

    I loved reading this wonderful book! It has a story that keeps you entertained for hours.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    cute

    its a nice book,but it wasn't as dramatic as the summary suggested. its better if you go to the library rather than buy it. Its probably not one of those books you want to read over and over again

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

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    Another inside look at reality TV..cute but arent we past this yet?

    I know that Watch Me is just a repackage of Reality Chick so its nothing new, but it still is a cute story of just how wide eyed and innocent we can be when we move on and go to college. The story centers on Ally Cavanaugh and her dream of being on a show called "In The House" and how they are doing a show at the university that she is an incoming freshman. Ally also introduces us to her boyfriend Corey, who she has been dating for two years, and a host of other friends. But its her relationship with Corey that we see unravel and in front of all the cameras. But the breakup is something that happens so many times...long distance relationship...alot of mixed feelings...and a budding love for another class mate and it just will happen to even the strongest relationship. But the main thing that this book shows me is that starting out college is difficult, more so with a national audience seeing your every foible. Its cute if you really haven't studied up on reality TV and the trouble they can get into, otherwise, its very predictable.
    Ally is a cute character though and she might fall down, but you can see she is determined to make this her big break. She is moving in a different direction by the stories close, and it does have a good closing, and even though you might want a sequel, you can almost do better imagining it in your mind.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    I loved this book

    This n,book is amazing i have read this book 4 times already and i would definatley read it again. The first time i saw that it wasnt rated good i almost didnt read it!!!! But trust me this book is absolutely amazingggg definatley 5 stars!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    Awesome story line

    I loved this book, I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

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    Watch me by Lauren barnholdt is a reality tv show compressed in

    Watch me by Lauren barnholdt is a reality tv show compressed in a book. You don't expect any depth from it, but it is entertaining and the brain vacation I needed. I listened to the audiobook for it and if it wasn't for the great narrator, I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much. The narrator had this childish voice that suited the college freshman Ally. The character herself was a bit on the shallow end, I mean who would apply to be in a reality tv show where the whole world sees what you are doing and judges you for it? Ally was actually surprised that people said nasty comments about her and all I thought was "Aren't you born in the technological era?".

    The other members of the reality tv show were mostly superficial, you've got the shy one that turns wild, the wild one that isn't really wild when you get to know her, the player who really IS a player, and the good looking jock type that ends up being the protagonist's love interest. Overall they were enjoyable and their problems were tiny and easy to resolve without taking up too many pages. As for the protagonist, she is just a normal girl with everyday troubles that are broadcasted on national tv. All in all, I really enjoyed Watch Me, especially the audiobook narrator. It was mindless fun that kept me entertained while I was driving to and from university. I would recommend the audiobook over the book since part of it's charm is the great narration! Though there are a lot of swear words and explicit talk so I wouldn't recommend it to younger teens.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    I knew

    I loved this book sooooooo much i really get attatched to my characters so i loved the book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Like Barnholdt but not this one

    Sorry but really wanted more from the story than I got. Not a young reader book. Characters seemd flat... did not like most of them or understand what would cause them to be friends besides the boredom of their lives. Did not seem real to the location, plot, etc. Would suggest a redo for Barnholdt.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Real World?

    I mean i loved the book. I litterally didnt put it down either. I started and finished all 200 pages in one night. And yet, i cant help but see all of the exact parallels that it had with the Real Word: Cancun in 2009. It was amost the exact same story right down the the gay best friend and the 2 year long distance relationship. I mean i loved the story but i just couldnt help but think id heard it before

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Not the best book

    After reading the free sample, I thought it would have kept getting better, so I bought the ebook. After reading more of the book it felt it was just a book to pass time. It's definetly one of those books that seem interesting at first,but later gets boring and is a waste of time.

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  • Posted August 23, 2012

    Note...This book was originally published in 2006 and titled REA

    Note...This book was originally published in 2006 and titled REALITY
    CHICK Freshman year at college is hard. Trying to adjust to the new
    freedom and responsibilities of managing oneself while living on your
    own for the first time in your life is a big deal. Making a long
    distance relationship with your boyfriend of two years work now that
    he's in college down in Florida carries a lot of stress. Apparently, our
    protagonist, Ally Cavanaugh, laughs in the face of stress and auditions
    for and is chosen to appear on a reality TV show with four other
    freshmen. Though the logic of this character's decision to do this
    seems vividly absent, I found it impossible to look away. As with most
    sordid and uncensored reality shows on the air these days, I find it
    difficult to stop watching. Why are we drawn to scenarios where a group
    of strangers are thrown together in a small, confined space and are
    manipulated so that their behavior and reactions are then recorded for
    the rest of us to view, comment and speculate on? It's hard to not like
    Ally. I felt a lot of empathy for her as she struggles to adjust to
    college, picking a major, missing her boyfriend and developing
    friendships with her housemates all the while a cameraman follows her
    all over the house and campus recording every facial expression,
    emotion, conversation and act, some of which Ally would rather forget.
    Personally, being recorded in the bathroom is pushing it, but again,
    reality TV fans want it realistic and if you knew your words and actions
    were being recorded, how realistic would it be? Reality Chick was a
    fast, enjoyable read that I recommend if you like living vicariously
    through others. This book was given a makeover and republished in 2010
    under the new title, Watch Me. I personally like the new cover better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Why does it keep saying its a sample when i bought the real thing?! Please help

    Why does this only go to the sample when i bought the real thing?!?!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Syracuse

    Ah I got to the part when it said they are in Syracuse I got.excited cause i live 45 mins away from Syracuse so i foind iteasy to relate to the story

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Amazimg

    I just read the saple and s far it is FANTASTIC

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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