This book is written for the pre-teen girl. By none other than the young lady from War Room who played Priscilla Shirer's daughter in the movie. The story is like a fictional version of Alena's real life, knowing what she wanted to do but the reality of what she's doing has to set in.
The first thing that drew me to the book as a mom was the cover. This girl looks like my girls, pretty brown skin with a big smile. And I think it's extremely important that they see girls who look like them on the covers of books. I also like that it is apart of the Faithgirlz line of books which tells me that it will be age appropriate with our faith all through it.
My daughter (not the best at describing) says she loved it. Especially because she got to see snippets of how Lena interacts with different situations in life and with her younger siblings.
The book description:
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.
FYI: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my HONEST opinion.