Friday, February 11, 2011
Review of Hollywood Nobody!
Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson is the first book in a series about a quirky yet lovable teen girl who blogs about her opinions of the Hollywood scene. Scotty is fifteen years old and has spent the majority of her life on the road, except when her mom, who insists Scotty call her Charley, works with food on movie sets. In this book, Scotty and Charley are off to the latest movie that stars Seth Haas, new guy to Hollywood and Scotty's celebrity crush. Scotty's life around Hollywood soon inspires her to start Hollywood Nobody, a blog she writes anonymously about her opinions about Hollywood. It soon gains popularity, but when everything starts going well, strange things begin to happen...
Scotty has been somewhat secluded her whole life. Charley's job always keeps them moving, but sometimes Scotty wonders if Charley is purposely keeping them that way. When a strange man begins lurking around... What's going on? Scotty soon discovers that life as she knows it, well, is really not as she knows it.
I absolutely loved this book. The characters are unique, and Scotty is just so different and fun that I totally admired her character by the end of this book. The blog posts included are interesting, and I liked how the author incorporated real celebrities with the fictional ones, to keep it all tangible. Scotty's situation is really unique (I mean, not everyone gets to live around celebrities and movie sets, be running away all the time, have a mom who's a vegan hippie, have a cools scooter, and wear cat-styled glasses!) but that makes the book all the more charming. Throw in a super-cool actor who's new to Hollywood but keeping it real, an ex-designer who makes awesome jewelry, and dressing up in a banana suit... What could be better?
All in all, I rate this book five out of five stars. Highly recommended for tween and teen gals!
Specifics (from amazon.com):
~Paperback: 224 pages
~Publisher: NavPress (August 24, 2007)
Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy!