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Hollywood Nobody (Hollywood Nobody #1)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  546 ratings  ·  75 reviews
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 lif

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Dianna
What attracts you most about a book? For me it is definitely the cover, the first thing I noticed about the cover of this book was the girl’s cat glasses and the scooter. Who wears cat glasses now a days? Scotty Dawn does! She is fifteen, LOVES cheese, and is home schooled. She lives with Charley her vegan mom in an RV nicknamed the Y. Charley is a food stylist for low-budget films,so they travel a lot. Scotty starts a blog called “Hollywood Nobody” where she writes about all the latest new in h ...more
Laura Martinelli
This was a free book I found on the Kindle store, so really, I get what I paid for. While the idea was interesting, I was really underwhelmed by the story. I couldn't get into Scotty's situation, the narration was choppy and ranged wildly- it seemed unnatural and too adult at times. Also, I had no idea of what was going on. Plot elements kept dropping and appearing- like the whole sub-plot of the revival tent, which was really random- and the explanation at the end came out of left field. It mad ...more
C.J. Darlington
You know how it is when you find a new book you love and you just want to tell everyone you know about it? Yeah. That's what Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson has been like for me. I started reading the first page and couldn't stop. I love that about a book.

Hollywood Nobody is a YA novel, but it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Main character Scotty, a fifteen-year-old girl who's mother travels around to movie sets to cook for them is someone who's smart and quirky. But she doesn't have every
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Victoria Bylin
It's been years since I read a YA book. I was charmed, fascinated and delighted with this 15-year-old heroine. Might even read the sequels just for fun.
Pamela
Finally a teen book that teens might actually like! I'm certainly no expert in the hugely popular Young Adult category, but I do have children that read these books and I know what they like in a book.

Fifteen year old Scotty Dawn's life seems pretty great to most people. With tons of freedom and little parental interaction, Scotty is free to roam through Hollywood movie sets and even schools herself with assignments she makes up! All is not as it seems, though, when Scotty learns secrets which c
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Bookworm1858
Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson
NavPress, 2007
209 pages
YA; Contemporary
4/5 stars

Source: Library

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Scotty and her mother Charley spend their time on film sets as Charley is a food stylist. This peripatetic lifestyle is largely to Scotty's taste as she has a good relationship with her mother, she gets to meet lots of cool people (including up-and-coming hottie actor Seth Haas), and she's very independent. There are downsides though. Charley won't tell Scotty anything ab
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Lenore Webb
Did you ever think that raising children is like swimming in the deep end of the pool? Well it is a way I sorta look at things. I am talking about boundaries here. Kids will say they do not want rules but they do. Honestly! For without them they are swimming in the deep end of the pool. And they did not even know how they made it that far out.

Let me explain. When a child is learning to swim they step out a lil at a time testing the depth with their toes. Bouncing up and down in the water to see
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Ruth
Scotty Dawn is anything but your typical fifteen-year-old. She's spent her life traveling across the country in a battered RV with her mom, Charley, an ex-hippie who refuses to be known by the moniker of "mom." Charley's a food stylist who works on low-budget indie films and likes to keep on the move. Thanks to her mom's work, Scotty lives a life most teens her age would envy - she keeps no schedule, travels constantly, and rubs elbows with Hollywood stars. However, Scotty longs for a sense of n ...more
Urs
Apr 13, 2011 Urs rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pre-teens and younger teens
I read this book because I wanted to read something really light. This was a free read from the kindle store.

This book is focused on fifteen year old Scotty, who travels around in an RV with her mother who is a food designer for movies. It seems like an exciting life, but Scotty is somewhat tired of it and ever aware of the fact that they always seem to be running from something.

The author deals with pre-teen topics such as crushes and finding yourself. It is all very innocent. Not much happens
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Tamara
HOLLYWOOD NOBODY is a very entertaining novel for teens. I had to read this book for a blog review that I do. It wouldn’t have been anything I would’ve picked up on my own, but I did enjoy reading it.

HOLLYWOOD NOBODY is written in the form of a diary/blog. Scotty, is a 15-year old girl that spends her time on movie lots because her mother is a food stylist for movie productions. Scotty has a very eclectic upbringing. She has randomly adopted people she has met as she and her mother travel in the
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Jill Williamson
To most teens in America, Hollywood stars are royalty. In her Christy award winning young adult novel, Hollywood Nobody, Lisa Samson shows us that celebrities are people, just like everyone else.

Blogger Scotty Dawn has a unique life. She lives in an RV because her mom, Charley, is a food stylist. The two travel from movie set to movie set giving Scotty the up-close-and-personal on many of Hollywood’s A-list. She secretly blogs about these superstars on her Hollywood Nobody blog, which is growing
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Kaity-Jane Culbertson
I picked up Hollywood Nobody about a month ago and ended up setting it down to finish a few other books that needed to be reviewed. Yesterday I picked it back up again and finished the somewhat small book this morning. I found the way it was written - a personal journal - very funny and insightful, as I could tell exactly what Scotty was thinking, and I also loved the add-in of an occasional post for her blog - Hollywood Nobody. I normally don't enjoy first-person accounts as much as third perso ...more
Sylvia Martinez
Hollywood Nobody by: Lisa Samson When I saw the cover I thought why not get the book. I received this book for free from ChristianBook.com. I love to read and sometimes I like to get a simple read that has no deep meaning or serious study. This book was a delight to read. I have Tween Nieces and yes they love to read also. I share cute books that I pick up for free and this is one I am seriously going to share with them. Hollywood Nobody is about a young teen Scotty who writes a blog, and lives ...more
Kat
Hollywood Nobody was a pretty easy read. It would have been a fast read, but one thing that I didn't like of the book was how it seems everyone that Scotty "randomly encounters" are all nice people. And it is because of this that made me just put down the book every time something similar happens. Aside from the very obvious antagonist, who is pretty obvious as being "un-likeable" all the other people, no matter how randomly Scotty meets them, are defaulted as nice people.

There are some parts th
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Cheryl
Fifteen year old Scotty Fitzgerald lives a vagabond's life, with freedom most teens dream about. She's spent her childhood, and now her teen years, on the road with her hippie mom, Charley, a food designer. They travel from one independent movie set to another, with the underage Scotty driving their old Travco RV while Charley works in its kitchen. Scotty refers to her home on wheels as the "Y".

"As in Y do I live in this mobile home? Y do I have such an oddball food stylist for a mother? Y must
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Audrey
It's been... gosh, probably over a year since I read it, so this may be a little spotty.

I remember getting this book free Friday about a year ago. Well, let me tell you something about when I buy free books on the nook, I alwaus say I'm going to read them, but then I never do. Seriously, I have more or less two hundred books on the nook, and I have read about ten of them. Either way, I let this one sit around for about a week, right?

Then, a miraculous thing happened. I picked it up (in the, uh,
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Michelle
Book Description:

Fifteen-year-old Scotty Fitzgerald has spent her young life on the road, traveling to movie sets with her single mom, Charley. Yet even though she is wise beyond her years, Scotty still struggles to find her identity. Complicating matters is a mother who offers no guidance and a father she's never met.

Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life, even documenting the journey on her "Hollywood Nobody" blog. But as Scotty begins to find dark answers to tough questions
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Margaret
May 02, 2008 Margaret rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
Hollywood Nobody was a great and fairly fast read and I cannot wait to read the next few in the series. The story of Scotty is told through many different ways with using just plain first person narrative, her diary, and her blog entries. Scotty is a diverse 15 year old that only wants what anyone at any age wants, to not be lonely. Lisa Samson did a great job of really sharing Scotty's life through this book. I can relate to Scotty and see where she gets her emotions and her strengths from. No ...more
Helen Dunn
I got this one as a freebie on Kindle and read it in one sitting this weekend while doing laundry. A totally breezy, mindless, read that was just perfect for me at the time.

It's from a Christian publisher and while I'm not bothered by the message, per se, in this particular book it seemed completely out of left field and thrown into the book just because it HAD to be there to qualify for publication or something. It would have been better without those small sections but they didn't detract muc
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Shellys♥ Journal
Scotty is a 15 y.o. girl on the road with her mom - a hollywood food designer. Scotty homeschools herself - making her hobbies and interests her class and writes a blog about the stars called "Hollywood Nodody". And she has no idea who her dad is. While on location in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, she meets Hollywood Newcomer, Seth. They become fast friends, but her and her mother's mysterious past is hovering, waiting to expose itself. Scotty longs to find out the truth.

I enjoyed this tee
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Barbara
Another recent Free Friday Nook selection!

Hollywood Nobody is about teenager Scotty Dawn and her life on the road traveling in an RV with her mom who is a food stylist for Indi films. She spends her time schooling herself, blogging about Hollywood and various celebrities, and trying to figure what to do with her life.
There is a sweet romantic interest, several quirky (but nice) RV travelers, various other folks that Scotty encounters while on this particular film shoot, and one menacing guy wh
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Jenna Anderson
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Megan
Despite the title, this book does not take place in Hollywood. Instead, Scotty is the home-schooled daughter of a movie food stylist who travels around the country working on independent films. Scotty keeps an anonymous blog, giving her readers juicy tidbits about the actors she observes on the set. Although this is Christian fiction, the religious aspect is not heavy, and there is no dramatic conversion or neatly tied up loose ends. My one complaint with the book is that the pop culture referen ...more
Jennifer Griffith
Good, clean fun. I loved Scotty, the main character, especially her blog posts. The one criticism I ended up with is that I felt the story would have been stronger if Scotty had been 2 years older. I know the author wanted to carry the story through another book, but I would have been more satisfied as a reader if it had been a standalone story. It was a Christian novel, and I found it to be refreshingly non-preachy, and I loved that the love interest was a good boy, too. Great characters, neat ...more
Becca
New review! My last one was really lame. But I haven't read this book in ages, so buckle up your seat belts, its sure to be a bumpy ride.

When I think of this book, and especially the main character, the word adorkable comes to mind.

This should be apparent just by looking at the cover. Frizzy hair, cat glasses, scooter. Nothing more adorkable than that.

And let me say, I haven't really read much chick lit. But this book isn't just chick lit.

It also, believe it or not, has some action in it. And my
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Jen
Another free Kindle book, but this one was bbetter than the last few I've read. It was an easy, quick read, so great when you're not looking for anything deep or thought-provoking. The storyline and mystery behind Scotty dad was interesting, and I like it enough to see if my library has the 2nd book (but not enough to pay for the 2nd book).

One random thing, though is that there are some out-of-place Christian/religious comments thrown in. It'd be fine if they fit with the story, but they really
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Jess
I read this book in one sitting this rainy Saturday. It had been on my Kindle for who knows how long after I had found it for free. It is silly, easy, clean fun, and the odd thing is, I thought that it was better written than the highly acclaimed book I just finished yesterday! Scotty travels with her mother while she works on film sets and her life is interesting to read about. On top of that, the last half of the book introduces an intriguing mystery which kept me from putting it down. Perfect ...more
Renee
Jul 19, 2010 Renee rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 7th-10th
Shelves: ya-realistic
3.5 Scotty has a unique life traveling with all over the country to various movie sets as her mom works as a food designer. There's also some mystery as to her past (and when we learned that history I was a bit disappointed, because it was super unrealistic and could have easily been made more realistic). Though this is christian fiction, it didn't feel preachy (the main character says that she's not very religious, but get's interested in tent meetings). In fact, it was nice to see a non drug a ...more
Carla
I actually liked this book when I gave it a chance. Although it starts off as a blog post which through me off. In the end it was a good read. Scotty is girl who lives in a RV with her mother, she does not go to school she just goes from movie set to movie set. Charley is her mother a real gypsy who works as a movie food stylist.

With all of that being said, nobody is really who you think they are not even Scotty and she doesn't know it at first. She just knows that her mother is hiding somethin
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Julie
I'm in the mood for some young adult fiction.

I liked it, but I'm glad I didn't pay for it to. Teen fiction plus Christian fiction is an interesting field. And why are all the teaser free books for Kindle Christian fiction? Anyway, this is the first of four books and it certainly didn't feel finished, there were too many loose ends. Like the next book could have been combined into this one. I may read that one, we'll see, but I may just see if I can tie the loose ends with a google search.
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The Christy-award winning author of nineteen books including the Women of Faith Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, Lisa Samson has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a talented novelist who isn't afraid to take risks." She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.
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