No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was an unexpectedly good book. I say this because I didn't know quite what to expect, child superstar, a novel on a kind of similar life to child stars in Hollywood.
We have Faye, a mom to three beautiful children one of them being little Molly her 4 year old daughter.
Faye finds herself bringing up her children on her own as her husband ran off.
Deciding she needs to move back with her Mother for a while and get a job to help support herself on her family.
One day she decided to take Molly with her to the shopping mall, looking for a waitress job.
Outside there was a busker like band playing where Molly got involved. Later, that was uploaded onto You Tube and it went viral. Hence Molly was picked up on her talent. Looks cute, got talent, and she is very appealing.
Faye's mother is super excited and urges Faye forward with all chances that come for Molly.
We experience the highs and the lows of this with both Faye and Molly.
We are all aware of what "fame" can accomplish or harm children within this spotlight of life on camera and the public media.
Drink, drugs, sex, even suicide. Eating disorders etc we have all read articles about this in the Newspapers.
The author did a fantastic job in bringing all equations, all sides of the "limelight" and lifestyle plus dangers, the highs and the lows. It made for not only a good novel, but also informative thought provoking reading.
No Ordinary Life is a really apt title, because, it really was not an Ordinary Life.
*I would like to thank Grand Central Publishing via Net Galley for my advanced copy to read and review*
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