Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor
A Novel

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Although the young protagonist makes the story seem exclusively for middle graders at first glance, sympathetic Joss' journey delves into themes like living with learning disabilities, dealing with celebrity culture, sexual precocity, and understanding the difference between actors' public and private selves, broadening its audience.
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Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is "fiercely emotional," a young actress with "complete conviction," and a "powerhouse."

Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, and but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's expectations, a crush on her movie brother, and a secret that could end her career, Joss must pull off a performance worthy of a star. When her renowned, charismatic director demands more than she is ready to deliver, Joss must go off-script to stay true to herself.

 

About Lygia Day Peñaflor

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Lygia Day Peñaflor is a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars. Unscripted Joss Byrd is her debut novel. She lives on Long Island in New York.
 
Published August 23, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press. 224 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Although the young protagonist makes the story seem exclusively for middle graders at first glance, sympathetic Joss' journey delves into themes like living with learning disabilities, dealing with celebrity culture, sexual precocity, and understanding the difference between actors' public and private selves, broadening its audience.

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