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For 15-year-old Scotty Dawn, life's beginning to resemble a movie! She recently learned that her film-industry mom is actually her grandmother, and that her father was killed by the mob. With the hit man still at large, Scotty hides on a Hollywood lot, where she battles fear and loneliness and discovers the life-changing power of prayer. 192 pages, softcover from NavPress.
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Customer Reviews for Finding Hollywood Nobody: A Novel - eBook
Review 1 for Finding Hollywood Nobody: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromFinding Hollywood Nobody, Hollywood Nobody Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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pacey and relevant

Date:March 15, 2011
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donaldmurdo
Location:Isle of Lewis
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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Teen novels are a mixed bag. Some are notable for their teen-cred references and lack of plot and direction, some are well meaning on what teenagers expect to be reading but some fall into an altogether different category – a novel that is ‘on tempo’ and meaningful.
Teenagers that actually like a good story with realistic, well thought out characters with recognisable flaws will love this book. Young people with a passion for creating lasting friendships based on trust, responsibility sharing and love will adore this. Youths who love to pick up books that engage, excite and stimulate them to create images out of a wonderfully rich and modern vocabulary will really take to this.
Without revealing too much about the plotline, this is a story about escape and pursuit but also a story about discovery and prayer. Written in a zippy diary and journal style, it is engaging and attractive in the way that teenagers without self-consciousness are. Mixing up text-speak, blog entries, a pacey and racey narrative, a wonderfully captivating story and characters who you cannot but help warm to for their eccentricities as much as their natural-ness, this is a story and a book that works for its target audience. It is also a book that will get a positive reaction from teenagers because it is this type of book that fills a gap in the marketplace for literature with an affirming message that does not rely on carnalities to bond its main characters. Highly recommended.
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Review 2 for Finding Hollywood Nobody: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromFinding Hollywood Nobody, Hollywood Nobody Series #2.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 26, 2008
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Michelle Sutton
I adore Scotty and her view of the world. I also loved seeing her deal with stressful situations and learning the power of prayer. She is a genuine teen and she cares about people, and because you are in her head you can see what she is thinking and feeling. Scotty continues to blog about the "scoop" regarding Seth and Karissa, and she actually gives pretty sound advice on more than one occasion. That whole celebrity scenario is such fun to read. Then add to that her friend in crisis and a delightful surprise at the end (which made me actually cry several times - but they were happy tears) this book is about as close to perfect as any I've read. I wish I could say more but that would make this review a spoiler and you don't want that. Half the fun is disovering these things (as a reader) while you enjoy the story. At any rate, Finding Hollywood Nobody has all the makings of a great YA novel. It has believeable characters and situations, realistic conflict, quirky scenarios, and suspenseful plot. I am totally loving this series and plan to read the next installment very soon.
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Review 3 for Finding Hollywood Nobody: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromFinding Hollywood Nobody, Hollywood Nobody Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 3, 2008
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Jill Williamson
In Lisa Samsons Finding Hollywood Nobody, Scotty and Charley head to Marshall, Texas where Jeremy is directing a horror film. Horrifying to Scotty is that actress, Karissa Bonano, has the lead. While Charley mass produces food for the set, Scotty explores her new surroundings as usual, befriending the locals who teach her a little bit about the power of prayer. She looks forward to Seth Haas visit, but Biker Guy is nearby, which sets everyone on edge. Scotty is tired of living in fear and looking over her shoulder. She gets careless. Will prayer be enough to save her when Biker Guy finally catches up with her?I loved Lisa Samsons first book in this series, Hollywood Nobody, and this sequel did not disappoint. Scotty is a wonderfully deep character with a witty, sarcastic voice. The story weaves through the lives of real people and shows us that making friends is always worth the effort, despite age, race, fame, or wealth. It also left me anxiously awaiting book three. Well done!Highly Recommended.
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Review 4 for Finding Hollywood Nobody: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromFinding Hollywood Nobody, Hollywood Nobody Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 12, 2008
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Creative Madness Mama
I honestly could not put this book down! Previously, I really enjoyed the prequel to this [book: Hollywood Nobody], and even without that background I still think this would have been just as enjoyable. Scotty is such a character and there is no way that someone cannot just fall in love with her. I cannot wait for the next [book: Romancing Hollywood Nobody]. [author: Lisa Samson] has truly won my heart over with her work and I will definitely look forward to her in the future. I already have [book: Embrace Me] and the novel retelling of the film [book: Bella] in my TBR pile and will you a review of them ASAP!
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