It's Time for Your Close-up by Renee Kohl
Approx. 42,290 words.
Published on May 6, 2010.
This Coming-of-Age fiction novel follows the life of a 9-year-old, street-wise orphan girl from Spanish Harlem. When her parents die,she goes to live with her staunch Christian grandmother in Los Angeles. In L.A. she forms a close relationship with an older boy, an aspiring actor, who becomes a guiding force in her life. Their close relationship gives rise to one of Hollywood’s biggest scandals.