Hollywood Nobody, Hollywood Nobody Series #1  -     By: Lisa Samson
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NavPress / 2007 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: NavPress
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1600060919
ISBN-13: 9781600060915
Availability: In Stock
Series: Hollywood Nobody

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Publisher's Description

Being normal in a world that demands perfection isn’t easy.
Scotty Dawn has all the freedom a fifteen-year-old girl could want. As she and her mom, Charley, travel to movie sets for Charley’s work, Scotty’s allowed to go anywhere and be anything. But there are costs to such a life. Scotty doesn’t know who she is, where she comes from, or whom to trust. And who is the mysterious man they’ve been running from? Does he hold the clue to Charley’s big secret? When Scotty writes in her Hollywood Nobody blog, the answers she finds are darker than she had expected. Will she discover whom she can trust and finally make sense of her world?

Author Bio

Lisa Samson is the author of twenty books, including the Christy Award–winning Songbird . Apples of Gold was her first novel for teens. Visit Lisa at www.hollywoodnobody.com.

CCMMagazine.com

Thanks to her mom’s 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 you’re a teen (or well past your teens), her struggles and triumphs will definitely entertain.

CCMMagazine.com- Staff Writer

ChristianBookPreviews.com

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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  1. Marksville,LA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Lisa Samson is my new favorite author!!!
    July 3, 2012
    Cookie703
    Marksville,LA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I saw part of myself in Scotty. Like we are both sensitive to "nice", we both are obssessed with cheese, and skeptical of preachers who scream at you. This book was funny, so true, sad, and happy. And I'm so sure every girl as felt similar emotions that Scotty has. And the message that the book gave me was that JESUS CARES. He cares about our bad hair days, broken hearts, and dreams. Truthfully, I think that's the thing every teenage girl needs to know. I needed to know.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 19, 2009
    Angela
    My 14 year old daughter read all four books in the Hollywood Nobody Series in one month. She could not put them down. I personally have not read them, but she asked me to post this review. She would read them again.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 28, 2008
    Anonymous
    Hollywood Nobody is a great book about a young teenage girl's search for Christ. Scotty is a spunky girl with a unique style all her own that doesn't care what people think about her. This book boosts the self esteem of all the teenage girls who read. It is a good safe Christian book for girls to read.
  4. Oregon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 1, 2008
    Jill Williamson
    Oregon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    To most teens in America, Hollywood stars are royalty. In her Christy award winning young adult novel, Hollywood Nobody, Lisa Samson shows us that celebrities are people, just like everyone else.Blogger Scotty Dawn has a unique life. She lives in an RV because her mom, Charley, is a food stylist. The two travel from movie set to movie set giving Scotty the up-close-and-personal on many of Hollywoods A-list. She secretly blogs about these superstars on her Hollywood Nobody blog, which is growing in popularity every day.But Scotty is lonely. On the set of her mothers latest job, Scotty makes friends with newbie actor, Seth Haas, but is disappointed when he starts dating snotty it girl Karissa Bonano. Scotty keeps her distance from the new couple, thankful shes able to vent incognito via her Hollywood Nobody blog. When Charley starts getting suspicious phone calls, Scotty wonders whats up? Why do they always have to run? Who is Charley hiding from? And does it have anything to do with Scottys father?Scotty Dawn is a joy to read. I loved her antics from her blogging rants to her acting debut as a life-size mustard bottle. For a quick and fun read, with some surprise plot twists, Hollywood Nobody is a winner. Highly Recommended.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 26, 2008
    Sharon K. Souza
    Don't let the Young Adult label veer you away from reading this new series by Lisa Samson. She's one of my favorite authors, which is why I decided to read this YA book, the first in a series. I absolutely love Scotty, the 15 year old protagonist. The story is fun and quirky, yet carries an excellent message. I plan to order the next books in the series right away. When my granddaughters hit their middle teens I'll pass them on.
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