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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I'm giving away a copy of Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson...

I loved this book! All you have to do to win it is enter a comment below. I'll pick a winner Sunday night. Best wishes, y'all.


Book Description:

Fifteen-year-old Scotty Fitzgerald has spent her young life on the road, traveling to movie sets with her single mom, Charley. Yet even though she is wise beyond her years, Scotty still struggles to find her identity. Complicating matters is a mother who offers no guidance and a father she's never met.

Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life, even documenting the journey on her "Hollywood Nobody" blog. But as Scotty begins to find dark answers to tough questions, will her story have a happy ending?

The first in a series, Hollywood Nobody is a novel that examines real issues with honesty and humor.

My Review:

I devoured this book in two days. I rarely want to sneak off and read a book until I finish it, but this was one of those books. I adore anything Lisa Samson writes anyway because she is edgy and unconventional, but I'm telling you that she has a real winner here. The heroine is a fifteen-year-old girl, Scotty, who reminds me of several teens I know. Hey, I have a fifteen-year-old son and a fourteen-year-old son and I still loved the book, so you don't have to be YA to read it and love it. I adored how Scotty even had herself a pet phrase... "I'm just sayin'".

One reviewer said sometimes some of the things Scotty thought seemed old for her age. I totally disagree. I have very smart kids and they think like Scotty did...exactly. Teens are very perceptive these days. And Scotty had wisdom beyond her years due to exposure to many things she shouldn't know. The author made that point very well several times.

I loved the blogging theme of the story (of course) and the topics covered on the Hollywood Nobody blog. It was so realistic...right down to the funny comments. The main characters seemed so real to me. Her mother reminded me of some hippies I know (and knew) when I was younger. Very funny stuff! Especially the cheese fetish. Scotty was just so quirky and cool. I know several teens who love vintage wear and are so classy and weird in their own way, just like Scotty. I found her totally likable and believable. Wonderful story. Intriguing plot. Hot topics (and great tension) with a hottie hero who is a movie star and also a great guy because Hollywood hadn't ruined him yet.

So check this book out. I guarantee it'll hold your attention. The ending is killer satisfying, but leaves you wanting more at the same time. March 2008--when the sequel comes out--is not soon enough for me. I loved this book!

19 comments:

Lesha said...

Count me in :-)

Mama Zen said...

This sounds like a lot of fun!

Andrea said...

Please count me in! :)

rebornbutterfly said...

i want this so bad!!

i love think books!!
thanks!!

lifeasamama said...

wow, i'm the first? or at least no one else has been approved yet. i would love to read this book!

Tina Helmuth said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.

madamspud169 said...

Celebs & blogging what more could you want in a story?
Please count me in

Robert Bartlett said...

Interesting cover. With gas becoming more expensive, I could use the scooter.

AshleyR said...

I would love to win this!!

ChristyJan said...

HOLLYWOOD NOBODY sounds like a great read!

Cherie J said...

Sounds great! Please enter me.

aussietigger1980 said...

sounds great! i've not read lisa samson yet so puh-leeze...put me in. :)

Anonymous said...

if you read it in 2 days l can do it in a week! count me in! l think Scotty and l have a lot in common... Percy

carla stewart said...

I really, really like Lisa Samson's books and would love to read this. Please enter me in the drawing.

The Brat said...

Sounds like an amazing Book! I look forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

Hugs...Cindy

Trish Perry said...

Oooo, add me to the entry list, Michelle. Lisa's one of my favorites!

Trish

Carolynn W. said...

Sounds like a keeper...please enter me too!
carolynnwald at hotmail dot com

Kasey Heinly said...

Sounds like a great book!

Michelle said...

And the winner is...

madamspud169

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