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Hollywood Nobody: A Novel - eBook
NAV Press / 2010 / ePub
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Fifteen-year-old Scotty Fitzgerald has spent her young life on the road, traveling to movie sets with her single mom, Charley. Yet even though she is wise beyond her years, Scotty still struggles to find her identity. Complicating matters is a mother who offers no guidance and a father she's never met.
Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life, even documenting the journey on her "Hollywood Nobody" blog. But as Scotty begins to find dark answers to tough questions, will her story have a happy ending?
The first in s a series, Hollywood Nobody is a novel that examines real issues with honesty and humor.
Fifteen-year-old Scotty Dawn travels to movie sets with her mom, Charley, a food designer. Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life. She s even documenting the journey on her Hollywood Nobody blog. But as Scotty begins to ask tough questions, will her story have a happy ending?
Thanks to her moms career, 15-year-old Scotty Dawn definitely knows her way around a film set. And while her life is anything but dull, she faces the same problems that most teens do, like figuring out who she is. Before long though, readers will get to know the real Scotty through her entertaining blog that namechecks almost as many celebs as the latest issue of US Weekly. And whether youre a teen (or well past your teens), her struggles and triumphs will definitely entertain.
CCMMagazine.com- Staff Writer
The first book in a new teen series, Lisa Samson's Hollywood Nobody gives readers a peek into the life of someone famous from the perspective of a smart and sassy 15-year-old girl, Scotty. The heroine's full name, Frances Scott Fitzgerald Dawn, only begins the list of unusual characteristics that have set Scotty apart for as long as she can remember. Her mother, who insists on being called Charley instead of Mom, works in the movie industry as a food stylist, creating different dishes to be used on-screen. Charley drags Scotty from movie set to movie set in an old RV, insisting that she adhere to a strict vegan diet and manage her own home schooling.
Yet, as strange as her life seems, Scotty doesn't mind the everyday quirks as much as she hates knowing Charley has a secret. Having adjusted well to her self-education and perfected the art of sneaking cheese into the kitchen, Scotty only wishes she knew why Charley whispers on the phone and always seems to be on the run. In the meantime, Scotty posts her opinions about celebrities on her anonymous blog, and her favorite heartthrob, Seth Haas, just happens to be working on the same movie as her mother.
If there's one thing Samson has perfected in her writing voice, it is the art of speaking bluntly when a situation calls for it. The character she has created in Scotty Dawn allows the perfect opportunity for straight-forward, no-nonsense (and sometimes sarcastic) looks at the Hollywood culture. More importantly, Samson includes profound messages about body image, self esteem, and integrity through Scotty's witty critiques of the movie industry. Samson's style shines in Hollywood Nobody.
Though the plot seems scattered and almost too mysterious at first, the snappy dialogue keeps it interesting, and the story pays off in the end with a satisfying explanation for all the secrets. Another thing Samson handles well is the incorporation of God and church themes. Scotty doesn't know if she believes in God, but her questions on the matter don't seem forced or thrown in as afterthoughts. Samson creates a believable picture of what a young girl may go through in searching for truth.
Book One finishes with just the right balance of closure and cliff-hanger to leave readers content, yet excited about the rest of the series. Hollywood Nobody begs to be read by young teens especially, but it is recommended to anyone interested in a unique story and an honest look at the rich and the famous. Amanda Branyan, Christian Book Previews.com
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