Fifteen-year-old Drew Everett loves acting almost as much as she loves herself.
But when her mother’s efforts to overcome alcohol addiction result in the Everett family leaving their beloved Los Angeles home and moving near a renowned rehab facility in Swamp Rose, Louisiana, Drew is devastated.
Not only is Swamp Rose a backward town full of meddlesome gossips who spin yarns of “alien sightings,” but for the first time in her life, Drew comes face to face with racial prejudice.
The cherry on top of Drew's nightmare sundae is when she experiences her first complete mental meltdown upon realizing she’s inadvertently fallen for a geek- that’s right, the Hollywood starlet falls in actual love with a nerdy fifteen-year-old Star Wars fanboy, Ben Morris.
Drew’s relationship with Ben awakens a tenderness she’s never felt before. She begins to realize she shouldn’t have judged Ben, or anyone, by their appearance alone. Drew also starts to understand that Swamp Rose itself is much more than it appears on the surface.
She begins to realize the seemingly sleepy town’s mysteries center around its numerous "alien sightings."
When Ben jumps on the bandwagon and confesses that he's seen what he believes is an alien, he's soon thereafter held against his will by a group of scientists who claim he’s “seen too much.”
Drew immediately springs into action. Armed with unstoppable tenacity and the kind of courage that only an actress can have, Drew is determined to rescue the boy she loves and get to the bottom of Swamp Rose’s secrets.
'Almost Famous' is the fourth book in the South Louisiana High Series.
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