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Dating Do-Over: Real TV, Take 4 (Real TV Series) [Paperback]

By Wendy Lawton (Author)
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Sweet, 17-year-old Bailey has never been out with a guy. When the producers of a reality dating show contact her, Bailey is delighted. As the image consultants begin to work their magic, young production intern Luke quietly models the beauty of authenticity. (Youth Issues)

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Dive into Wendy Lawton's newest teen fiction series, Real TV, based on the reality television craze. In "Dating Do-Over," Bailey is sweet seventeen and never been kissed. Okay, she's never even been out with a guy. When the producers of the television show Dating Do-Over contact her, she's delighted. As the image consultants begin to work their magic, the young production grip intern, Luke, quietly models the beauty of authenticity.

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Dating Do-Over: Real TV, Take 4 (Real TV Series) by Wendy Lawton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 07/01/2005 page 69
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/30/2005 page 65

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Item Specifications...

Format: Illustrated
Studio: Moody Publishers
Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2005
Publisher   MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Age  12-18
Series  Real TV-Real Transformations  
Series Number  4  
ISBN  080245416X  
ISBN13  9780802454164  

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More About Wendy Lawton

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.

Wendy Lawton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Daughters of the Faith

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An enjoyable read full of valuable lessons  Jan 12, 2007
Bailey seems to have everything going for her --- she's cute, smart and has a ton of friends. There's just one problem --- none of those friends are guys. She has spent every high school dance putting up decorations and then quickly heading home. Now it's her senior prom, and she's determined to find the date of her dreams. In DATING DO-OVER, the fourth book in Wendy Lawton's Real TV series, Bailey's best friend Jenn decides that she needs to completely revamp Bailey's image in order to increase her dateability.

While ditching her bookworm look does turn a few heads, it doesn't change the fact that Bailey is too nervous to even carry out a conversation with a boy. Jenn decides that the makeover must extend to social skills, and pretty soon Bailey is polling guys about their dating preferences in hopes of finding out what will impress secret crush Trevor. However, each attempt to garner his attention proves to be disastrous. After embarrassing him, injuring him and even lying to him, it becomes clear that Bailey's dream of prom with Trevor is not going to be realized. While Bailey has resigned herself to simply being on the decorating committee once again, Jenn will not let Bailey give up on her search for the perfect date.

A lucky break changes the outlook of Bailey's senior year. Jenn's twin brother Luke is interning at "Dating Do-Over," a hot reality show that the girls watch religiously. When he takes them to the set to borrow vintage prom dresses, they find the crew in panic mode. As it turns out, their latest guest has failed to show up and they need someone to take her place immediately. After Bailey shares stories about her own ineptness with the opposite sex, it is clear that she's the perfect candidate for a dating makeover. Undergoing a complete makeover inside and out, she finally might be able to have the prom she has dreamt about for so long.

But it soon becomes clear that something isn't right. Why has Trevor been so withdrawn lately? And who has been setting her up for trouble? When it's finally time to ask someone to the prom, in front of millions of television viewers, Bailey finds out that she might have been after the wrong man all along.

DATING DO-OVER is an enjoyable read, though considerably lighter than the previous installments in the series. The novel does not tackle issues as large as those in earlier Real TV books, which might disappoint fans of the series. However, Lawton manages to once again tell a story that provides valuable lessons, particularly those that are relevant to teen girls. It explores the importance of maintaining friendships with the opposite sex, as well as concerns about dating and appearance. While occasionally the plot can seem shallow, a surprise twist will have readers eagerly turning the pages. Fans of teen fiction and TV makeover shows will find much to celebrate in this final installment of a great series.

--- Reviewed by Jennifer Crosby

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