Hayley has been in the public eye as an actress since childhood. As a star of the long-running TV series Third Time Around, she has made a fortune – for herself and her parents.
However, after some wild times, her parents place her under a conservatorship, which effectively mean they control her every move and she is left basically a prisoner in her own home.
This ripped-from-the-headlines story was heavily influenced by singer Britney Spears and the #freebritney movement.
Hayley narrates the tale to her twin daughters Jessica and Jane, as she asks for their assistance to get the legal constraints lifted. She spills it all - from touring with her older rock star boyfriend and unwelcome advances from colleagues to her stints in rehab and her friendships with fellow actors Ted and Olive.
This is a fast-moving and immersive story about the pitfalls of celebrity life and exploitation of child stars. It’s a quick read – possibly tailored for an audience with a short attention span - but I think it would have been even better with more fleshing out, particularly of current-day Hayley and her relationship with her family during the conservatorship fight.