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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
In Starlet's Run (The Starlet Series, #2) by Carla J. Hanna, we join starlet Liana Marie Michael as she is suffering through the stages of grief. Liana admits that she is a mess, a physical mess inside, and dealing with it while also starring in a major motion picture. Which she points out also seems to be just the way that Hollywood operates today. So what do you do when you are eighteen and want to write your own future in Hollywood?
Carla J. Hanna has written another masterful Young Adult read. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Starlet's Web, and Starlet’s Run was another 'can’t put down' exceptional read. From cover to cover, you are once again drawn into the world of fads and beauty that is Hollywood. The writing is really well done and evokes a feeling of the different layers of Liana - she is not the “typical” star you find in Hollywood and this book follows her through a struggle. To me, watching Liana struggle and handle medical problems, and just the overall issues of how destructive Hollywood can be rings so true in how society is becoming today and how many forget that the famous are people, too. Sometimes they get trapped in the fame, just as much as we get trapped in the expectations the media puts on everyday people to be more glamorous. This story is very human and is a search for truth. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a well written story with an amazing message at its core.