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Hollywood Nobody: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Terrific and engaging read!

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 h...
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 saying'. 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 likeable 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!

posted by MichelleSutton on January 29, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Another recent Free Friday Nook selection! Hollywood Nobody is a

Another recent Free Friday Nook selection!
Hollywood Nobody is about teenager Scotty Dawn and her life on the road traveling in an RV with her film food-stylist mom. She spends her time home schooling herself, blogging about Hollywood and various celebrities, and tryin...
Another recent Free Friday Nook selection!
Hollywood Nobody is about teenager Scotty Dawn and her life on the road traveling in an RV with her film food-stylist mom. She spends her time home schooling herself, blogging about Hollywood and various celebrities, and trying to figure out where she fits in the world.

There is a sweet romantic interest, several quirky (but nice) RV travelers, various other folks that Scotty encounters while on this film shoot, and one menacing guy who is following her.

This was a fun and easy read especially geared for young adult readers. (I think it can also be filed under Christian Fiction, but it was not "preachy" at all.

posted by BarbaraFusco on June 25, 2012

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

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    "Unigue Read"

    What attracts you most about a book? For me it definitely the cover, the first thing I noticed about the cover of this book was the girl's cat glasses and the scooter. Who wears cat glasses now a days? Scotty Dawn does! She is fifteen, LOVES cheese, and is home schooled. She lives with Charley her vegan mom in an RV nicknamed the Y. Charley is a food stylist for low-budget films,so they travel a lot. Scotty starts a blog called "Hollywood Nobody" were she writes about all the latest new in hollywood. Because of Scotty's life on the road she doesn't have many friends, Charley is very secretive and they are always running, always hiding from someone, but who? She isn't even allowed to give out her phone number and they never ever pay with something the can be traced back to. So who are they running from? When she goes looking for answers to all her questions, some may be to hard for her to handle. What will happen??

    I give this book four stars. The story was very original and unique, and I just loved the way it was written. For a fun and quick read I ?definitly do recommend it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    Loved it!

    Scotty Dawn, fifteen, cheese lover, homeschooled, quirky teenager. Scotty travels with her vegan mother, who insists Scotty calls her Charley. They live in an old RV called Y, and Charley is a food stylist for, typically, low-budget films.


    On the way to their most recent movie, Scotty starts a blog, Hollywood Nobody, about the ins and outs of the stars she spends her days with. Charley's secrets gradually begin to trickle out, and Scotty wonders if the things she's always believed in really were true.

    I really, really, really liked this book. Scotty was so easy to relate too, and she made a very likeable narrator. I enjoyed the addition of the blog posts, but, in my opinion, the negative comments seemed somewhat forced and unrealistic. I've been blogging for nearly two years and I have never once gotten a negative comment. Honestly, it's something I'm kinda looking forward too.

    So the blog aspect of it: I really enjoyed that. It was fun to read about another teenager with a blog, and how that figured into her life. This book is Christian fiction, and I agree with this review that says the religious aspect seemed forced. I liked the relationship with Seth, although it was a little odd.

    All in all, I loved it! (and the cover! not a fan of covers with faces, but this one totally pulled it off.)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Fun, easy read

    Fun, easy read with a quirky girl. I looked forward to reading the book after a hectic day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    This is a cute, fun, fast summer read. It's very YA appropriate.

    This is a cute, fun, fast summer read. It's very YA appropriate.
    It's a little bit of a coming-of-age story with some clean crush-romance and a mysterious question about the family's past and why they fly under the radar.
    The book ends setting up the next book in the series. I'm not sure I am invested enough in the series to buy the next three books, but it was an entertaining read about a smart, independent, quirky teen who makes good decisions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting coming of age tale

    Fifteen years old Scotty Fitzgerald¿s childhood was spent running around the country with her beloved mom, a highly regarded movie food designer. However, lately Scotty has grown tired of the hustling from one set to another and the vegan only lifestyle of her mother. However, it is the secrets that impact her that disturb Scotty the most as she writes in her blog that her mom Charlie refuses to tell her anything about the dad she never met. While assisting her mom At Charlie¿s latest film project, Scotty and rising teen movie star Seth Haas become friends. He encourages her to pressure her mom into revealing the truth as to what frightens her to be so overly protective of her and information about her father whom she wants to meet. --- Although Scotty seems at time much older than she is, she makes this an interesting coming of age tale as she struggles with her mom¿s secretiveness clearly out of the Dick Cheney book on governance. Her quest seems even more genuine because she never quite reaches a spiritual and emotional acceptable solution. Lisa Samson provides a warm inspirational tale of a teen needing to know the truth even if it turns out ugly. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Loved it!!!

    Wasn't really sure I'd care for it but turned out to be a quick fast-paced quirky read with an odd but interesting twist at the end! Going to grab the next book now!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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