Hello Stars by Alena and Wynter Pitts is a Faithgirlz/Lena in the Spotlight book. It is the first book of the Lena in the Spotlight series, and book two, Day Dreams and Movie Screens, is coming out in September 2017. Alena and Wynter are a mother/daughter writing team which makes this series unique. The back cover says:
"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.
This Faithgirlz series entitled Lena in the Spotlight, written by Alena Pitts, star of War Room and tween blogger of For Girls Like You, and co-written with her mother, editor and author, Wynter Pitts, is a reflection of Alena’s own life experiences as she reaches for the stars and keeps her faith in balance."
Hello Stars is recommended for girls ages 8-12 (grades 3-7) and I happen to have two daughters, age 9 (going into 4th grade) and age 11 (going into 7th grade), so this book was perfect for both of them! I loved that this was a fun book that had Christian values and themes for my daughters. The typical trash put out for tween girls is completely inappropriate and incompatible with a Christian worldview, and I love books that not only are written from and based on a Christian worldview, but are also fun, engaging, modern, and books that my girls actually want to read! My girls both loved and enjoyed this Hello Stars. In my 11 year old daughter's words, "It's really, really good!". I highly recommend this book to any parent looking for a good, wholesome, fun book for their tween daughter to read. We can't wait for book two to come out!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in order to provide an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.