5 stars book review: Starlet’s Run by Carla Hanna

Readers' Favorite 5 Star ReviewRating: 5.0 stars

Danielle Pinzon for Readers’ Favorite
Starlet’s Run is the second book of Carla J. Hanna’s Starlet Series and picks up right where Starlet’s Web left off. Struggling with the aftermath of her Mom’s misguided choices, Marie faces surgery to remove a tumor in her pituitary gland. Going from an Academy Award Winning actress to an 18-year-old cancer survivor, she needs all the help she can get. Manuel, her best friend and now boyfriend, has become her rock, but together they face even more problems. Being in a relationship has never been easy and having one when all the world is watching is even more troublesome. Starlet’s Run talks about Marie’s inner struggles and questions about who she is, and what she wants, not just with her career, but with her life. This second book also deals with building friendships, and losing some, and finding strength in family.

Carla J. Hanna does it again with the sequel to Starlet’s Web, and Starlet’s Run is even more engaging than the first. This book is filled with touching poignant moments, and asks a lot of important questions about how you deal with changes in your life, and how you accept the changes in others around you. The love between Manuel and Marie is something I particularly enjoyed; it’s mature for a teenage relationship, and I appreciate the practical questions and problems thrown at them from the adults’ perspective. The rest of the characters are interesting as well, particularly Six, or Pierre, Marie’s email buddy who becomes her support group surviving the ordeal from the x-nib fiasco. I can’t wait to read the next installment to see what happens next!


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