Hilarious, gut-wrenching, and fist-pumpingly triumphant, this story of one teen's battle against the reality TV show she's unwillingly starring in is written by William C. Morris finalist Len Vlahos.
Jackie's life wasn't perfect, but at least it was normal. That is, until her dad received a terminal cancer diagnosis. Then he went and did what anyone faced with mountains of medical bills and a family to support would do: he sold his life to the highest bidder.
Which turned out to be a TV station.
Suddenly everyone from psychotic millionaires to cyber-savvy nuns want a piece of Jackie's family as they become a reality TV sensation. Her life spirals out of control just as her dad's starts to run out and meanwhile the whole world is tuning in to watch her family fall apart .
Acidly funny and heartbreakingly sad, Life in a Fishbowl is an exploration of the value of life and what memories mean to us
Awards for The Scar Boys
A Morris Award Finalist
#1 on the Winter '13-'14 Kids' Indie Next List
YALSA Best Fiction 2014 Nominee
Len Vlahos dropped out of NYU film school in the mid '80s to play guitar and write songs for Woofing Cookies, a punk-pop four piece that toured up and down the East Coast, and had two singles and one full-length LP on Midnight Records. After the band broke up, he followed his other passion, books. He is the author of The Scar Boys, a William C. Morris Award finalist and a #1 Indie Next pick, and Scar Girl, the book's sequel. Len lives in Denver with his wife and two young sons, where he owns the Tattered Cover Book Store.
Children's, Teenage & educational