Charley's new job is on the set of a remake of "The Great Gatsby" to be filmed on Toledo Island, NC. This location shoot puts Scotty up close and personal with rising star Seth Haas. Scotty has already spotlighted Seth in earlier blogs after his performance in a Shakespeare Festival. Scotty wonders if Seth is too old for her at nineteen or if they can be just good friends.
Scotty's nomadic life has been a lonely one and filled with mystery since Charley won't tell her who her father is or why they seem to be on the run too often. Scotty has formed a family of sorts from her mother's favorite indie movie director and some retired RVers.
Although HOLLYWOOD NOBODY is marketed to teen girls, it still had great charm and appeal to this middle-aged reviewer. The story is told in a mixture of blog, diary entries and traditional narrative and looks at finding your way even when the path is not clear. Ms. Samson has a gift of mixing honest glimpses of real life problems with humor.
HOLLYWOOD NOBODY is the first in a series. It is encouraging to see more quality fiction for young adults. Pick up HOLLYWOOD NOBODY for your favorite young person or for yourself to stay in touch with your "inner teen".