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Romance combines The Truman Show with a dash of The Hunger Games.
"Scripted certainly checks off the boxes of a soapy hit . . . I'll definitely tune into watch."--The New York Times
To the people suffering on the war-torn mainland, Bliss Island seems like an idyllic place. And it is: except for the fact that the island is a set, and the islanders' lives are a performance. They're the stars of a hit TV show, Blissful Days--Characters are adored by mainland viewers, yet in constant danger of being cut if their ratings dip too low. And no one really knows what happens to cut Characters.
Nettie Starling knows she's been given the chance of a lifetime when a producer offers suggestions to help her improve her mediocre ratings--especially when those suggestions involve making a move on the boy she's been in love with for years. But she'll soon have to decide how far she's willing to go to keep the cameras fixed on her. . . especially when she learns what could happen to her if she doesn't.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 325 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 272.16g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147518016
  • 9780147518019
  • 886,301

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"Scripted "certainly checks off the boxes of a soapy hit I ll definitely tune into watch. "The New York Times"
Rock effectively contrasts the pretty unreality of the Characters' lives with the looming discovery of their true fates An effective, suspenseful dystopia for a wide audience. "Kirkus Reviews"
Never was reality TV quite so realistic . . . . The characters clever plan to foment revolution should pull readers in, and the provocative premise about media ratings as metaphor will resonate. "Booklist""
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About Maya Rock

Maya Rock lives in New York, where she freelance writes and edits and can be found at karaoke, art galleries, parks, and pizzerias when not in front of a screen. Scripted is her first novel. You can learn more about her and her work at
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269 ratings
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4 26% (71)
3 36% (97)
2 16% (42)
1 5% (14)
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