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Being a movie star is all headstrong tween Lena has ever wanted. But now that she's in the spotlight, can she take the heat? In Hello Stars by Alena Pitts with Wynter Pitts, she runs into posters of her own face everywhere, and even a sleepover with her best friends becomes a disaster. Will she ever feel normal again?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 178
Vendor: ZonderKidz
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310760593
ISBN-13: 9780310760597
Ages: 8-12
Series: Faithgirlz Lena in the Spotlight

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Lena Daniels never thought she’d get the chance star in a movie. Headstrong and determined, she has her life planned out to the minute. But when her best friends, Savannah and Emma, tell her about an audition, she knows there’s nothing else in the world she’d rather do. And now that she’s gotten her wish, Lena finds that being in the spotlight is harder than it sounds. She got everything she never wanted! Her face turns up everywhere she goes, and everything in her life is flipped upside down. Lena wonders if this is a dream come true or a horrible nightmare. Even a visit from her best friends during filming turns into a disaster.

 

With her little sisters—Ansley, Ashton, and Amber—and her mischievous pup, Austin, constantly at her side, Lena must face the challenges of everyday life while chasing her dreams of being a model and actress on the big screen. Lena tackles tough choices, learns the value of perseverance, and keeps her hopes high. She knows her faith and family will keep her feet on the ground and her eyes on the stars.

 

This Faithgirlz series entitled Lena in the Spotlight, written by Alena Pitts, star of War Room and tween blogger of For Girls Like You, and co-written with her mother, editor and author, Wynter Pitts, is a reflection of Alena’s own life experiences as she reaches for the stars and keeps her faith in balance.

Author Bio

Alena Pitts is a young actress and model from Dallas, Texas.  As the oldest of four girls, Alena first cut her teeth in acting through making home videos and dramas with her sisters, using their entire home as their recording studio.  She has a natural love for all things creative which falls right in line with her gifts and talents. The Kendrick Brothers’ War Room marks Alena’s professional acting debut. With only school theater on her young resume, Alena jumped at a chance to audition for the role of Danielle Jordan. In addition to school and acting, Alena models and is a frequent contributor for the magazine For Girls Like You.

Wynter Pitts is the founder of For Girls Like You Magazine and the author of For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens and You’re God’s Girl. The mother of four girls, Wynter’s mission is to empower and equip girls to walk boldly into becoming who God has created them to be and to provide parents with the resources and support needed to raise strong Christ followers. In addition to publishing the quarterly magazine, Wynter is a frequent blogger, a contributor for LifeWay’s ParentLife Magazine, and a public speaker. She is also the niece of Dr. Tony Evans. Wynter, her husband Jonathan, and four daughters (ages 6-11), reside in Dallas, Texas.

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  1. MomElect
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Life Lessons for a Teen
    June 2, 2017
    MomElect
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Just when we think we have it all figured out, God shows up and shows us that He has bigger plans for our life. Such is the case with Lena, a young girl who had big dreams of starring in a movie.

    Lena Daniels never thought shed get the chance star in a movie. Headstrong and determined, she has her life planned out to the minute. But when her best friends, Savannah and Emma, tell her about an audition, she knows theres nothing else in the world shed rather do. And now that shes gotten her wish, Lena finds that being in the spotlight is harder than it sounds. She got everything she never wanted! Her face turns up everywhere she goes, and everything in her life is flipped upside down. Lena wonders if this is a dream come true or a horrible nightmare. Even a visit from her best friends during filming turns into a disaster.

    My daughter loved the book and the character and the message in the story. Sometimes we have good intentions and we start on our own journey thinking that we are headed in the right direction. Every now and again we are reminded that our ways are not His ways and our thoughts are not His thoughts. God has a way of closing one door only to open another. When we experience these moments, in the midst of these circumstances we learn to trust in God and increase our faith in Him. Ultimately, it is God's plans for our lives that will succeed, hopefully we learn to love, trust and grow our faith during the process.

    I think this book is great for younger readers and would be a great addition to a youth book club. The book was very descriptive and vivid in detail. The characters were well developed and each had their own distinct personality. There are life lessons and opportunities to discuss the topic of faith and increase the conversation about God.
  2. Fitzysmom
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Review from Rambles of a SAHM
    May 31, 2017
    Fitzysmom
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you've had the opportunity to watch the movie War Room then you are already aquainted with the talented author Alena Pitts. Alena played the part of Danielle Jordan, the darling daughter in the movie. She has taken that amazing experience and turned it into a delightful read for tween girls.

    There is so much that I liked about this book, but the one thing that stands out is the over-riding theme of God being a central part of every decision in this family. Lena's character has an authentic feel to it, most likely because it is written by a young girl that experienced very similar situations.

    I also liked how the story related to the every day girl that would be reading it. Not every girl is going to have an opportunity to be in a movie but they will have an opportunity to live out their faith in whatever area God has for them. Lena presents an opportunity to look at what it's like to have faith in God even in unknown circumstances. It's a great story of learning the wisdom from Proverbs 16:9 that we make our plans but God directs our steps.

    This would be a wonderful read for tween girls. I can't think of a single drawback that would keep me from recommending it to you. The characters are well rounded and the dialogue is snappy. The situations are real and vulnerable and uplifting. If you've got a tween girl in your life get this book and this series for her!

    I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
  3. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good entertainment and lessons for tween girls
    May 28, 2017
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is a delightful youth fiction for girls 8-12 years old. It's a debut novel by a mother daughter team and introduces Lena Daniels. When Lena unexpectedly lands a movie role, the spirited eleven year old must find a way to balance stardom with "real" life. Suddenly Lena wishes she had time for her three younger sisters and her friends.

    I like Lena as a character. She keeps on getting into crazy situations so there is a good bit of humor in the book. She is a loyal friend and a good sister. She struggles with making the right decisions yet endeavors to be obedient to God. I like Lena's family too. I was really impressed with how prayer is such a natural part of their lives.

    This little book has many good lessons for tween girls. Lena learns the meaning of responsibility and what it means to be a person of your word. She also learns that one does not have to be an adult to be used by God. And I love this lessons on prayer from Lena's mom: "Praying is a way that you put God in charge of giving you what He wants for you. It's also a way to let Him know that you trust Him." (82)

    I recommend this book to young readers, especially ones interested in what it is like to be in a movie. You'll be entertained but also learn many good lessons to help you in your Christian life.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through Handlebar. My comments are an independent and honest review.
  4. Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Hello, Stars
    May 25, 2017
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    HELLO, STARS is the first book in Faithgirlz new series. It is full of drama, squealy preteens, and twists. Imagine finding out you could meet a movie star and then flubbing the video you make of yourself, but getting chosen anyway. Add rodents loose in the science classroom (and getting blamed for it) and having to move across the country to act in a movie you didn't even realize you were going to be acting in. Talk about being out of your element!

    The book is full of faith, prayers, and positive vibes and lots of humor to keep tween girls interested and engaged. Pick up this book for an excellent summer reading book for your favorite tween. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
  5. Bern
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book!
    May 22, 2017
    Bern
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Hello Stars is a book about a girl named Lena Daniels. She is chosen to be in a major Christian movie with her hero Mallory Winston a singer. Lena learns through some hard situations and mistakes that God is in control and that she should always trust Him.

    I liked this book because the character was easy to relate to. She had some real challenges that I felt were universal. She had strong Christian parents and a lot of other people who genuinely cared for her and loved Christ. I also like her siblings and friends who, despite having some challenges, were always there for her. Another plus is there is no inappropriate content for kids.



    I am in sixth grade and twelve years old. I read a wide variety of genres. I believe that this book can be enjoyed by girls of a variety of ages.
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