Hello Stars by Alena PittsHello Stars by Alena Pitts

Hello Stars

byAlena PittsAs told byWynter Pitts

Perfect | April 25, 2017

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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 a model and 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.

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. T...
Title:Hello StarsFormat:PerfectDimensions:176 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:ZonderkidzLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310760593

ISBN - 13:9780310760597


Editorial Reviews

The power of prayer and the importance of trusting in God dominate this novel, first in the Lena in the Spotlight series, inspired by the life of the 12-year-old author, Alena Pitts, writing with her mother. Narrator Lena Daniels, an 11-year-old African-American girl, submits a video audition that lands her a leading role in a movie about a family learning to trust God; the film also stars Lena's favorite singer, Mallory Winston. Before heading to Los Angeles with her parents and sisters to shoot the movie, Lena begins to have doubts about leaving her friends behind and stepping into the spotlight. At this and other junctures, her father offers comfort and advice through a combination of prayer and scripture. Lena often reaches out to God, too ("Help me to remember that people all over the world will see this movie and will learn about you... so it's not really about me"), and her journal entries reveal her growing self-confidence. Although the story can be repetitive and Lena's emotions run high, readers may well find inspiration in its focus on family, friends, and faith. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)