Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finding Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

My Summary ::
Scotty is just your regular average 16 year old girl...well...sort of! She and Charley, that's her hippy grandmother, travel the country in their RV, running from Biker Guy. Biker Guy has been chasing them across the country for years. Charley works for various TV directors, specifically Jeremy, Charley's friend, as a food dresser on sets around the US, and Scotty home schools herself so they can pick up and go as they need to and stay ahead of Biker Guy. Scotty's journey takes us through her discovery of God, prayer, Biker Guy's identity, and ultimately why he has been chasing her for so many years.

My Review ::
I really enjoyed Scotty's journey in this book. Since the audience the author is writing for is youth/young adults, I felt like the themes of discovering who you are, searching for meaning in life, and pushing the boundaries of independence are all relevant to what teenagers today experience as well as the addition of internet, blogging, food, etc as a part of daily life. Since I didn't realize that before I started the book, it took me a few chapters to really understand what was going on and to truly embrace the characters and where the author was going. Upon starting the review, I realized that "book 2" is written on the cover of the book jacket inside of the RV picture, but I think the wording blends in with the background and/or should be larger in size.

Overall, however, I would recommend this book to anyone, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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