Romancing Hollywood Nobody, Hollywood Nobody Series #3
Recently reunited with her dad, Scotty Dawns life has changed for the better. Scotty, Charley, and Dad take the RV to Asheville, Texas where Charley is working for an impossible director. Star of the film, Scottish actor, Anthony Harris, makes the horrible job worthwhile when he rescues Charley from the directors wrath. Not only is Anthony a hero, he and Charley have been spending a lot of time together.Charley isnt the only one finding romance. Scotty meets Angus, a young bagpiper whose family runs the campground the RV is parked at. Seth and Karissa are also back together, much to Scottys chagrin. She blogs about Seths bad choices on her blog, but a comment from a reader reminds her of the plank in her own eye.When he hears about Charleys budding romance, Jeremy comes running with intentions of his own. Charley is forced to choose. Scottys choice is made for her. Angus family is falling apart, leaving little time for romance. Scotty spends her free time with her dad, brainstorming ways to find her missing mother. She cant seem to write on her blog. The reader was right. Making fun of Hollywood celebrities doesnt feel right anymore, especially when Seths behavior is beyond reproach.Lisa Samson has created a marvelous character in Scotty Dawn. Shes funny, smart, and is turning into an amazing young woman whos delightful to spend time with. I cant wait for the fourth book.Highly Recommended.
November 25, 2008
Lisa Samsons Romancing Hollywood Nobody is loaded with lots of witty writing and intellectual contemporary references. Samson uses a cool teen diary format for the book that also contains a few weblog entries by the main character, Scotty. I'm somewhat skeptical of love triangles - especially in a teen novel, but the romance was well written. The only aspect of the book I really wasnt crazy about the Todays Rant sections because Im currently studying Lord, Change My Attitude Before Its Too Late by James MacDonald. Ive become very sensitive to grumbling, and dont believe we as Christians should encourage this behavior. I especially loved the Brendan Frasier quote and the father-daughter relationship between Scotty and Ezra.
July 13, 2008
I got this book in the mail and MADE myself finish the book I was in the middle of before I allowed myself to start Romancing Hollywood Nobody (I thought it was going to kill me to wait!!!)Boy was this book worth the wait. Scotty is back with Charley, Seth, Dad, Jeremy and some new characters as well (oh yea, the Karissa is back too). Lisa Samson does not disappoint with this series of books - I do think you can read any of them as stand alone books - but why miss out on the charm of the series? Do yourself a favor and start with book #1 and go straight through - you will be captivated by the plot, the writing style, the characters, even the settings. And can I just say that it is an injustice to all fiction fans everywhere to classify this series as young adult - I love them and I'm in my 30's and my mother-in-law loves them and she is in her 60's! Don't deny yourself one of life's pleasures - read these books!
July 12, 2008
*sigh* Romancing Hollywood Nobody definitely does live up to par with the other Hollywood Nobodies, and in a way it's better. You could read it alone, but I strongly suggest starting with [book: Hollywood Nobody] and then reading [book: Finding Hollywood Nobody] before [book: Romancing Hollywood Nobody]. In the previous books, [author: Lisa Samson] has told some pretty good lessons in between some fabulous teenage humor. Starting with Scotty as a barely teen and now having her at seventeen is fun to grow with her. This book does have some "Ugh, what an idiot!" moments, but the best part to me, was about half way through, when I was like, "Oh, Wow. That makes sense." Really, it made me think of the times when you are sitting in church and all of the sudden what you are hearing in the sermon just clicks. That is what Lisa did with this story and it was so entertaining to boot! I got the book in my hands at 3:00pm and took a break when the hubby came home at 6:30, but otherwise read almost straight through until I finished a little before 9:00pm. I think that is what you would call a "page turner" and one that I could just "not put down." I definitely recommend Hollywood Nobody. Even boys will enjoy and benefit from the story. There is no age limit on Hollywood Nobody, it's for all who need a comfy faintly romantic read.
July 8, 2008