No Ordinary Life
- Author: Suzanne Redfearn
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Published: February 2016
- ISBN-10: 1455533904
- ISBN-13: 9781455533909
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2016
- Subject: FICTION / Contemporary Women
Faye is dead broke, with three kids to support after her husband walks out on them. Then one day, a video of her precocious four-year-old, Molly, dancing with a street performer goes viral. Suddenly, Hollywood beckons, with its siren song of cash. From then on their story is not so much a roller coaster as a runaway train with obstacles and pitfalls such as stalkers, a greedy dad, a relentless producer, and a tween sister unhappy about no longer being the most favored child. Faye's also dealing with problems relatable to most women: a nagging mom, poor taste in men, a child with an anxiety disorder, and so on. Sometimes the protagonist seems so naive as to be unbelievable, but it's probably the reality for a college dropout who has never gone swimming with Hollywood's special breed of sharks. VERDICT Redfearn's second novel (after Hush Little Baby) is a riveting story that will have readers wishing it could be even longer, especially with an ending that feels too neat and too rushed.—Amy Watts, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens[Page 73]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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