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Hello Stars

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Hello Stars, Alena Pitts’ debut novel in her Faithgirlz series Lena in the Spotlight, introduces Lena Daniels. When Lena unexpectedly lands a movie role, is it too good to be true? This spirited 11-year-old must find a way to balance stardom with “real” life. Suddenly Lena wishes she had time for her three younger sisters and her friends.


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 an 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.

Contributor(s) Alena Pitts , Wynter Pitts
About the Contributor(s) Alena Pitts

Alena Pitts is a young actress and model from Dallas, Texas.  As the oldest of four girls, Alena first cut her teeth in acting through making home videos and dramas with her sisters, using their entire home as their recording studio.  She has a natural love for all things creative which falls right in line with her gifts and talents. The Kendrick Brothers’ War Room marks Alena’s professional acting debut. With only school theater on her young resume, Alena jumped at a chance to audition for the role of Danielle Jordan. In addition to school and acting, Alena models and is a frequent contributor for the magazine For Girls Like You.

Wynter Pitts

Wynter Pitts is the founder of For Girls Like You Magazine and the author of For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens and You’re God’s Girl. The mother of four girls, Wynter’s mission is to empower and equip girls to walk boldly into becoming who God has created them to be and to provide parents with the resources and support needed to raise strong Christ followers. In addition to publishing the quarterly magazine, Wynter is a frequent blogger, a contributor for LifeWay’s ParentLife Magazine, and a public speaker. She is also the niece of Dr. Tony Evans. Wynter, her husband Jonathan, and four daughters (ages 6-11), reside in Dallas, Texas.

UPC 025986760595
ISBN-10 0310760593
ISBN-13 9780310760597
Release Date Apr 25, 2017
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.40
Width 5.50
Length 176
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $8.99
Series Faithgirlz / Lena in the Spotlight
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
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!

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 5/31/2017)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
Lena Daniels is such a spunky, sweet girl that loves the limelight. Its so fitting to. With her beautiful smile and outgoing spirit she gleams when all the attention is on her. Lena never goes anywhere alone. Her family is always by her side. She goes on an audition that turns out to go not so good. Poor Lena is starting to see that being in the spotlight and all the attention it warrants may not be her cup of tea. So things start turning into disaster instead of fabulous days on set.

Lena has one thing in her favor. She has God as her foundation and rock and with Him all things are possible. God takes care of His children. In Lena's case He is there and helping her in more ways then she can count. A great story of sticking things out when they seem utterly impossible to keep up with.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 4/24/2017)

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