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When Jesse O’Rourke gets picked for a “documentary” series being filmed at her school in the Hamptons she’s tempted to turn down the offer. But there’s a tuition check attached to being on the show, and Jesse needs the cash so she can be the first in her family to attend college. All she has to do is trade her best friend for the a*holes she’s studiously avoided, her privacy for a 24/7 mike, and her integrity for “what sells on camera.” . . . As the producers manipulate the lives of their “characters” to heighten the drama, and Us Weekly covers become a regular occurrence for Jesse, she must struggle to remember one thing: the difference between real and the real real.