This month blurb it has been thinking about reality.
Things like….

Augmented Reality: The future of shopping from Cisco Borderless Networks on YouTube, shows their idea of what shopping for clothes will be like in the future, using an augmented reality mirror. Have a look at the clip if you haven’t already seen it – earlier this month they won an award for Best Viral Video – it’s now been viewed more than 1.8 million times.

You know when everything is good and it looks like your whole life is planned out. Then one thing goes wrong and it’s time for a Reality Check. Thriller writer, Peter Abrahams, has made this smart, twisty mystery a fantastic page turner. It’s about 16 year old Cody and his girlfriend Clea. She gets moved to another school and a knee injury makes him realise that the only thing about school that he’s good at is playing football. Then Clea disappears and Cody realises the last letter she sent him is the only clue to finding her….

Reality TV – Watch it, audition for it or read about it. The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (best-selling authors of The Nanny Diaries) is about Jesse O’Rourke a funny, smart, average teenager, who isn’t one of the popular kids, until she’s cast in a reality show that focuses on her high school. And, really really, does she want to be? Or try Loathing Lola, written by Australian teenager, William Kostakis. Read the interview with William and make a comment to go in the running to win a free copy of Loathing Lola.


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