Callaghan, Cindy Lost in Hollywood, 240 pgs. Aladdin, 2016. Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Thirteen year old Ginger and her best friend Payton are visiting Hollywood. Ginger’s parents have brought the family to check in on her Aunt Betty Jean (ABJ), an aging actress who seems to be suffering from memory loss. When ABJ suffers a fall and they subsequently discover that her life savings has disappeared, Ginger and Peyton visit all the most important tourist attractions hoping to find the missing money (and ABJ’s Oscar, too).
This is a terrific series! Each book is different (Yes there are other lost ins - Lost in Rome, Lost in Paris, Lost in London) with different characters, different issues. This is a bit crazy with a burrito car, old fashioned walkie talkies and a lot of name dropping (some real some made up). So much fun to read, light and clean, a perfect choice for middle school.
MS - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian