Still, I accepted my award. I acted special. But I couldn't help wondering what it was like to be that way for real. So I broke into Ms. Silver's safe in the faculty lounge and stole all five of our journals. I'm not exposing them out of jealousy or anger. I'm doing this because I am tired of the lies. The bar is too high, and cheating is the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, Manti T'eo's girlfriend was a fake...is anything real anymore?
I found the answer in our journals. These are 100 percent real and 100 percent unedited. The proof is in the pages:
We're all pretenders.
Lisi Harrison is the author of the Clique, Alphas, and Monster High series. She was senior director of Development at MTV and also served as head writer for MTV Productions. She is currently pretending to work on her next novel.Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California.
She posts a new blog every Wednesday at LisiHarrison.com
Pretenders is told in multiple POV's. And the story we get is told in journal entries. I think that this is what messed me up a little bit. But for readers who like this format will love this. The ending is a HUGE cliffhanger though. Glad this is only the first book.
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