Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book Review: Goodbye, Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson/4.5 Stars

About the book:

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 thoughts:

I am genuinely sad that my journey with Scotty and her family is now over!  :o(  Truthfully, when I started the first book, I didn't think I would become so attached to her...and her dad...and Charley...and well, everyone else that was a part of her life.  But, over time, she grew on me, and I couldn't help but (slightly) wish that I'd had an ounce of her maturity when I was her age.

I don't want to share too much about the details of the story because really, it is a must that all 4 books be read in order. Scotty is such a great character, and while she has a little too much freedom at times (in my opinion), parts of her life are well worth emulating.

My rating for this book is 4.5 stars, although it's a little closer to 5.  I have no trouble at all recommending this series very highly for older teens, and a few of us past our teen years (like me) are likely to enjoy it, too. It may even make you a little misty-eyed..."I'm just sayin'!"

Southern?  Some; a portion of the book was set in Kentucky
Sass?  Maybe a little.  :o)


  1. After the first book, I decided to pass on the rest of the series, but I may have to rethink that decision. :)

  2. I haven't read any of these books. While not normally my type of book, this does sound like a fun read!
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  3. Bluerose~

    The last 3 books made it worth the 2nd chance I gave them. I hope you'll reconsider. :o)


    YA is not normally my type of book, either, but they're starting to grow on me. :o)


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