Blog Tour: ‘This Ordinary Life’ Dream Cast


This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup

Official Blog Tour October 5-9 & 12-16

It’s so exciting that The Young Folks could be apart of the official blog tour for ‘This Ordinary Life.’ For our post, we will be sharing a dream cast for the book.

Jasmine: Victoria Justice


Wes: Alex Pettyfer



Mom: Debra Messing


Frankie: Ariana Grande


Ms. Hudson: Julia Louis Dreyfus

Sebastian: Luke Bilyk


Danny: Xolo Mariduena




Author: Jennifer Walkup

Release Date: October 1st, 2015

Publisher: Luminis Books


Sometimes Hope is the Most Extraordinary Gift of All.

High-school radio host Jasmine Torres’s life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.

That is, until her brother Danny’s latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and she’s back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her mother’s booze-soaked life, and stressing about Danny’s future.

Then she meets Wes. He’s the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep her from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.

Jasmine can’t control everything. Not who wins the internship, not her mother’s addiction, not her brother’s health–not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but maybe what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.







Award-winning author Jennifer Walkup is most often found writing, reading, and spending time with her husband and young sons. A member of SCBWI and RWA, Jennifer also works as an editor and creative writing instructor, and is an advocate for Epilepsy awareness. This Ordinary Life is her second novel.

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1 Winner will get a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

1 Winner will get a surprise YA book pack from Jennifer Walkup

1 Winner will get a swag pack

Open to US only | Must be 13+ to enter

Tour Schedule:

October 5th: Such A Novel Idea REVIEW

October 6th: Swoony Boys Podcast TENS LIST

October 7th: Book Sense REVIEW

October 8th: Fiction Fare REVIEW

October 9th: A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW

October 12th: Curling Up With A Good Book TEN RANDOM THINGS

October 13th: Owl Always Be Reading REVIEW

October 14th The Young Folks DREAM CAST

October 15th: Bookish Wanderlove REVIEW

October 16th: Me, My Shelf and I SPOTLIGHT

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