Teen Santa Monica GETS COMPLICATED. From the award-winning author of the Starlet Series, comes Starlet's Run, a novel perfect for young adult or new adult readers who enjoyed Nicholas Sparks' A Walk to Remember, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, Gayle Forman's If I Stay, or John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.
Unlike any book series about teen celebrity life, the Starlet Series shows authentic experiences of young adults who live under social isolation and intense criticism from peering outsiders. A must-read for anyone pursuing a dream to become a star, the Starlet Series shows that an actor's resilience is far more crucial to success than beauty and talent. Dream with your eyes open.
Love. Intentions. Acting. Life is more complicated than a Hollywood story. Fictional actress Liana Marie Michael clutches to the only person she trusts, high school boyfriend Manuel Biro. She suffers through the Five Stages of Grief with his support and clings to his stability. But they are both teens in Hollywood. When Lia's scripts speak for her and drama becomes her life, can she find the strength to run her own lines and shape her new role?
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I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. Hollywood's obsession with beauty made my actress-mother stay competitive. Athletes use steroids. Actors use plastic surgery and anti-aging drugs. So now I'm a physical mess inside, dealing with it, and starring in another major motion picture.
Of course I can't quit. I have brain surgery, feel alive at my Native American Grandma's Montana ranch, go back to Hollywood and act. My boyfriend, Manuel, and I want to get married. Everyone has an opinion. I ignore the millions of naysayers until consequences turn dire.
I believe that dwelling on pain is a waste of time. Indecision is exhausting. I want to write my own future. But I'm only eighteen years old and caught in a web of lies.
In a world where an actress is a product and everyone is a critic, can our young love survive? Should it?
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BLUEINK REVIEW: "YA fans will absolutely want to check out this series, where they'll find a new heroine to root for in the flawed but sympathetic Liana."