Friday, May 12, 2017

"Hello Stars" by Alena Pitts

About this book:

  “Lena Daniels never thought she’d get the chance star in a movie. Headstrong and determined, she has her life planned out to the minute. But when her best friends, Savannah and Emma, tell her about an audition, she knows there’s nothing else in the world she’d rather do. And now that she’s gotten her wish, Lena finds that being in the spotlight is harder than it sounds. She got everything she never wanted! Her face turns up everywhere she goes, and everything in her life is flipped upside down. Lena wonders if this is a dream come true or a horrible nightmare. Even a visit from her best friends during filming turns into a disaster.
  With her little sisters—Ansley, Ashton, and Amber—and her mischievous pup, Austin, constantly at her side, Lena must face the challenges of everyday life while chasing her dreams of being a model and actress on the big screen. Lena tackles tough choices, learns the value of perseverance, and keeps her hopes high. She knows her faith and family will keep her feet on the ground and her eyes on the stars.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Lena in the Spotlight” series.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, read, & talked about; Bible reading & family devotions; Many Prayers, Thanking God, & talking to Him through a journal; Many Talks about God, Jesus, His plans, trusting Him, those in the Bible, prayers, & being thankful; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, trusting Him, His love, & being His girl; Mentions of talks about God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Bible reading, devotions, books and people in the Bible; Mentions of Christians, a Christian movie, a Christian singer, & faiths; Mentions of church going, doing church at home, & worship.

Negative Content- A bit of eye rolling & snarky-ness; Mentions of dissecting animals, dead animals, slime, blood, & guts (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of animals smelling/looking at other animal’s tail end; A couple mentions of slaves in the Bible;
*Note: A couple mentions of Converse shoes.

Sexual Content- N/A

-Lena Daniels, age 11
                                          1st person P.O.V. of Lena
                                                  169 pages

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My personal Rating-
What a cute book! Between the illustrations inside, Lena & her sweet family, and the great talks about God, it was such a pleasant read! Lena seems very age appropriate for an eleven year old in her thoughts, writing, & actions. I’m also going to go with the thought that Mallory Winston (Lena’s favorite singer) is supposed to be like Jamie Grace based on certain details mentioned. ;)
I look forward to reading the second book! :)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zonderkidz) for this honest review.

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