Fifteen-year-old Scotty Dawn has spent her young life on the road, traveling to movie sets with her single mom, Charley, a food designer. Yet even though Scotty is wise beyond her years, she still struggles to find her identity. Complicating matters is a mother who offers no guidance and a father she's never met.
Now Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life. She's 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 for teen girls that examines real issues with honesty and humor. Enhancing the book's themes, the story includes journal and blog entries as well as screenplay dialog, providing an engaging experience for readers.
From the Back Cover
Scotty Dawn has all the freedom a fifteen-year-old girl could want. As she and her mom, Charley, travel to movie sets for Charley's work, Scotty's allowed to go anywhere and be anything. But there are costs to such a life. Scotty doesn't know who she is, where she comes from, or who to trust. And who is the mysterious man they've been running from? Does he hold the clue to Charley's big secret?
Scotty writes in her Hollywood Nobody blog, and the answers she finds are darker than she had expected. Will she discover who she can trust and finally make sense of her world?
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Scotty Dawn is a quirky teenager who is fabulous! She has lived a very unusual life traveling around to film shoots where her mother, who is a hippy and wants to be called "Charley" instead of "Mom," creates the food used in the productions. Scotty has an inside view of the Hollywood world and she blogs about it. (Gotta love a girl who blogs!) Her blogs reflect her personality and are spunky and down-to-earth. Scotty is very independent and unique for a teenager. She homeschools herself, emails an older couple who lives from an RV like she does, dresses in vintage hodge podge, and is really into cheese. While out on the beach late one night, she watches crabs and meets Seth, not realizing he's one of the stars in the movie and they develop a friendship.
Life with Charley has secrets that Scotty knows are there but has never gotten any answers about. Mysterious events lead Scotty closer and closer to discovering the truth about some of the secrets and she's not so sure she wants to find out. In the meantime, she has day-to-day simple experiences, like writing in her journal and blog, hanging out with Seth, meeting a waitress in town, searching the internet for information about Jesus, and reading The Great Gatsby for the third time. Scotty is a wonderful character, who's life on the road has made her look at typical teenage issues with a wiser perspective. She's her own person who seems wise beyond her years. I can't wait to read more about her in the next book!
I always enjoy Lisa Samson's books and this was no exception. The writing voice was fresh and quirky, like Scotty and the book was a fast read. I was expecting Scotty to find a few more answers about Jesus along the way, but I would guess that her journey will continue throughout the series. I give this book my sunny day rating!