Hello Stars (Lena In the Spotlight #1) by Alena Pitts | Juvenile Fiction Review

Hello Stars (Lena In the Spotlight #1) by Alena Pitts

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Lena in the Spotlight #1
Juvenile Fiction


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 newfound dream of being an actress on the big screen. Keeping her hopes high and her feet on the ground, Lena tackles life's tough choices, learns the value of perseverance, and holds her faith and family in her heart while making her way to the stars.

From a sleepover with her best friends, Savannah and Emma, that turns into a disaster, to making time for her three younger sisters, to balancing stardom with "real" life, Lena wonders if she'll ever feel normal again.

My Thoughts

If you've had the opportunity to watch the movie War Room then you are already acquainted with the talented author Alena Pitts. Alena played the part of Danielle Jordan, the darling daughter in the movie. She has taken that amazing experience and turned it into a delightful read for tween girls.
There is so much that I liked about this book, but the one thing that stands out is the over-riding theme of God being a central part of every decision in this family. Lena's character has an authentic feel to it, most likely because it is written by a young girl that experienced very similar situations.
I also liked how the story related to the every day girl that would be reading it. Not every girl is going to have an opportunity to be in a movie but they will have an opportunity to live out their faith in whatever area God has for them. Lena presents an opportunity to look at what it's like to have faith in God even in unknown circumstances. It's a great story of learning the wisdom from Proverbs 16:9 that we make our plans but God directs our steps.
This would be a wonderful read for tween girls. I can't think of a single drawback that would keep me from recommending it to you. The characters are well rounded and the dialogue is snappy. The situations are real and vulnerable and uplifting. If you've got a tween girl in your life get this book and this series for her!
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Alena and Wynter Pitts

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