Sunday, June 12, 2011
Book Review: Goodbye, Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson/4.5 Stars
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?
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)