Hello, Sunshine by Leila HowlandHello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

Hello, Sunshine

byLeila Howland

Hardcover | July 11, 2017

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A Prep School Girl with a Hollywood Dream

Becca Harrington is a reject. After being rebuffed by every college on her list, she needs a fresh start, so she packs up everything and moves to LA, giving herself one year to land an acting gig or kill herself trying.

Unfortunately, not everything turns out as planned, and after a few grueling months, LA is looking like the worst idea ever. As hard as she tries, Becca can't land an agent, she's running out of cash, and her mom is hounding her to apply to more schools. In an act of desperation, Becca and her friend Marisol start posting short videos online-with the help of their adorable filmmaker neighbor, Raj-and the videos catch the attention of a TV producer. Could this be it? Her big break? Or will she have to move back home with nothing but some bad head shots and a monstrous credit-card bill?

Becca may not get the Hollywood ending she was hoping for, but perhaps she'll learn there's more than one way to achieve her dream.

Readers will love every page of this funny, romantic, aspirational, and ultimately triumphant novel about a girl who just wants to make it on her own.Praise forNantucket Blue

"[Howland] evokes the Nantucket setting vividly . . . when it comes to indulgent beach reading, sometimes it's more fun to get pushed over by a wave than to stay safely on your towel."
-The New York Times
"Sand, secrets, Nantucket Reds, and romance. A fresh, feel-good debut."
-The Boston Globe
Praise forNantucket Red

Enjoyable and introspective, this is more than just a summer beach read."
-Kirkus Reviews
A graduate of Georgetown University,Leila Howlandspent five years acting in New York in everything from an MTV public service announcement for safe sex to a John Guare play at Lincoln Center, and was a proud company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. Currently, she is a school librarian in Los Angeles, where she lives...
Title:Hello, SunshineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.62 × 5.88 × 1.25 inPublished:July 11, 2017Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:148472545X

ISBN - 13:9781484725450


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hollywood All or Nothing ~Disclaimer~ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Becca Harrington has just made it to Los Angeles. After not being accepted into any of the Colleges that she applied to, Becca decides to go to L.A. and try to make it as an actress. She has everything planned out. Even where she will meet her boyfriend of two years every week Alex, whose going to Stanford. Everything quickly unravels when Alex breaks up with her while dropping her off at her cousins house in Pasadena. She moves into a very sketchy apartment on her own and makes a list of goal for herself. 1. Get an agent 2. Get curtains 3. Get a pillow 4. Buy pots and pans Etc. In her building she meets Raj and Marisol who help her navigate life in Hollywood. She has given herself one year before she goes back to Boston and goes to community college. Will she be able to get an agent, auditions or any roles in that time? I really enjoyed this book. Seeing Becca discover herself and finally believe that she wasn't a failure was great. She learns that everyone has their own path. You have to do what's right for you. On her own Becca discovered herself and became a better person because of it. I do have to say that in the short time she was in L.A Becca had a lot of big breaks. Kind of making it a little unbelievable and too easy. All in all it was a quick, fun read. I loved it and I loved Becca. 5/5 ⭐
Date published: 2017-06-21

Editorial Reviews

"Perfectly captures the feeling of fledgling independence, with nothing but wits, hopes, and a few hundred dollars in the bank... An honest, grounded depiction of a young person's first steps into the real world. An engaging take on the pursuit of creative fulfillment."-Kirkus