A Mother's Gift

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A Mother's Gift
AuthorBritney Spears
and Lynne Spears
CountryUnited States
PublisherDelacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 10, 2001
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages240 pages
LC ClassPZ7.S739 Mo 2001

A Mother's Gift is a 2001 novel by pop music singer Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne Spears. It is their second book together, following 2000's Heart-to-Heart.[1][2] The novel is loosely based on Britney's life.[3] Popular reactions to the novel in spaces like Amazon were mixed.[4] In 2012, rumors of a third novel sequel surfaced.[5]


The story is about a 14-year-old girl named Holly Faye Lovell from a tiny, rural town called Biscay in the U.S. state of Mississippi. She gets accepted as a scholarship student into the exclusive Haverty School of Performing Arts, and the story revolves around Holly's life in Haverty, where she's the poorest student, and her relationship with her mother, Wanda.

Film, television or theatrical adaptations[edit]

The book was adapted for a 2004 ABC Family television movie titled Brave New Girl (the new title comes from a song on Spears' album In the Zone).[3] Although the plot was drastically changed, Spears was included as an executive producer of the film.

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