Monday, May 9, 2011
Goodbye Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson ~ review
From the Back Cover:
Charley's off to Scotland with her new beau, and Scotty and her dad travel to Maine in search of Scotty's mom. That's not all they're looking for though.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about faith. Scotty's faced with her bitterness toward Karissa and what it means to live a "Jesusy extraordinary" life. Shouldn't forgiveness play a role in that?
And when Scotty and her dad land on her mother's last known trail, will their questions finally be answered?
My take on this book:
"Goodbye Hollywood Nobody" is the fourth and final installment of the teen/tween series written by Lisa Samson and I for one really hate to see this one end. I have read three out of the four books in this series, I somehow missed book three, but it really didn't take away from this book because the author does a fantastic job of giving us enough information which caught me up with the new characters.
In this installment, Scotty isn't traveling around in an RV instead she is with her dad, and they are searching for Scotty's mother. Charlie, the grandmother that always traveled with Scotty is out of the country, taking a vacation with her boyfriend. Since this is the final book in the series many questions are answered, and while I hated to see the book end, I found the ending wrapped up the loose ends perfectly.
In this book Scotty has definitely matured. I think that the time both girls (Scotty and Karissa) spent working at the children's home in Kentucky really was a positive experience for them. I liked that this book veered away from the Hollywood theme in earlier books and instead focused more on the characters relationships.By the end of the story I felt as if Scotty had finally realized what was most important in life.
A great series with a positive message that I would easily recommend to teens, but honestly I think girls of any age from the teen scene on up would enjoy reading about Scotty's interesting journey.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.