Monday, March 7, 2011

Review of Finding Hollywood Nobody

Finding Hollywood Nobody is the second book in the series by Lisa Samson of a very unique girl who lives around the Hollywood scene and whose family is anything but normal. To see my review of the first book, go here. Scotty is just beginning to deal with some hard facts about her life- she's not really who she grew up thinking she was, her parents are gone, and Charley and Scotty are still constantly having to run away from a mysterious Biker Guy who is stalking them.

As always, Scotty makes new friends at their new filming location, which stars a notoriously awful starlet Scotty has had to deal with in the past. Things get a little hard when she has to deal with Seth Haas, a rising star who is like an older brother to her, and his interest in the bratty Karissa Bonano.

Scotty soon befriends a local girl who is in a desperate situation. As her condition worsens, Scotty takes action but soon finds that it is not enough. The only solution left? Pray, and pray hard.

This book continued right where Hollywood Nobody left off. Scotty's voice is still clear and unique as she continues her adventures. I absolutely love how the author is able to have two stories running in one book. Readers get to follow Scotty's adventures in the movie filming world yet also follow her very intriguing family history mystery. The author keeps the book current with dozens of references to celebrities and always with Scotty's blogs. This book goes into the power of prayer as Scotty learned more about God and how prayer can work. I loved that element and think it added much to the story's depth.

I felt as if the first book in this series was better. The plot does thicken in this book, but the content matures a little bit. Okay, just to clarify, this book is still lighthearted and continues with the theme of the first book.  However, Scotty gets a little more passionate on issues, and she says "crap" once or twice. Also, a girl Scotty befriends is a pregnant teen mom who is in an abusive relationship. Additionally, it is briefly mentioned that Seth may be having inappropriate relations with Karissa.

All in all, I rate this book four out of five stars. 

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: NavPress (February 7, 2008)

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.



Sierra said...

I love this series!I love the settings and the carefree feel.Sierra

Rachael said...

cool! another review by Prism!

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