Kind of a Big Deal

Kind of a Big Deal

From Shannon Hale, bestselling author of Austenland, comes Kind of a Big Deal: a hilarious, madcap story that will suck you in―literally.

There's nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie.

She was kind of a big deal―she dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead.

Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Desperate to escape, Josie gets into reading.

Literally. She reads a book and suddenly she's inside it. And with each book, she’s a different character: a post-apocalyptic heroine, the lead in a YA rom-com, a 17th century wench in a corset.

It’s alarming. But also . . . kind of amazing?

It’s the perfect way to live out her fantasies. Book after book, Josie the failed star finds a new way to shine. But the longer she stays in a story, the harder it becomes to escape.

Will Josie find a story so good that she just stays forever?

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  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

    ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - thank you! This book bored me almost to actual tears. It's all about Josie Pie (not her real name, Pie is the surname of her boyfriend Justin whom...

  • Sherwood Smith

    This will be spoilery.One thing I've noticed about Shannon Hale is that she strikes out in different directions with her books, instead of writing the same winning story over and over, with slightly d...

  • Maddie

    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.I've loved Shannon Hale since I was 9, when I read Princess Academy for the first time a...

  • Darla

    Despite the jumping into a book vibes, this one turned out to be a bit of chore to read. Josie is a delightful main character and having her literally fall into several different genres was a big part...

  • Dianne

    Reading is magical right? A good book transports its readers into another world, another dimension and the impossible comes to life. I really think that was exactly what Shannon Hale was trying to do ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Once upon a time, Josie was kind of a big deal. She owned her high school stage, and there were many who believed she would "make it". Encouraged by her drama teacher, she dropped out of school to aud...

  • Emma

    My biggest takeaway from Kind of a Big Deal is that it felt like it was one book trying to be too many different things. As the story is about our main character, Josie Pie, being able to jump into st...

  • Samantha Fondriest

    This book is painful. I made it 10% of the way in and gave up. Yikes....

  • Kate (BloggingwithDragons)

    I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ever start a book and know it just isn’t for yo...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    I was pretty excited a see a new book by Shannon Hale. I've really loved so many of her earlier books and the premise for this book sounded intriguing. Unfortunately, I didn't love this book quite as ...