Unscripted Joss Byrd

Unscripted Joss Byrd

Book - 2017
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No one cares how you get the shot, as long as you get it.

Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is "fiercely emotional," a young actress with "complete conviction," and a "powerhouse."

Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's expectations, a crush on her movie brother, and a secret that could end her career, Joss must pull off a performance worthy of a star. When her renowned, charismatic director demands more than she is ready to deliver, Joss must go off-script to stay true to herself.

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor is compelling YA Hollywood fiction about a young girl who must learn how to navigate fame and celebrity along with growing up.

" Engaging behind-the-scenes look at a lonely young Hollywood star's tragedies and triumphs." -- Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: New York : Square Fish/Roaring Brook Press, 2017, c2016
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
ISBN: 9781250115164
Branch Call Number: YA PEN
Characteristics: 211 p. ;,21 cm


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ArapahoeStaff1 Jan 12, 2018

There was a lot going on in this book, but for a teen realistic fiction story, I felt that the author handled the issues and balanced everything very well. Joss is not the most likable character, but I loved that the author really dug deep into her dyslexia and child abuse. I know little to nothing about being a child actor, but if I had to guess, I could definitely see this scenario as being believable--this book is also, unfortunately, becoming very timely in our society today.

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