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Close to Famous

Bauer, Joan

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Close to Famous
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Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011
ISBN: 0670012823
9780670012824
Branch Call Number: y BAUER 2011
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,22 cm

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Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life.


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Sep 23, 2014
  • ameenaelessawi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

one of my favourite books!!! she reminds me of ...me. i LOVE to bake

Jul 17, 2014
  • I_heart_Po_my_dog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Amazing read! Absolutely love this book! It may be because I do love to bake, but mostly its because how Joan Bauer can get you so attached to the character and make you feel like you are in the story with them! Plus I love all her books. my favorites are Hope was Here, Rules of the Road, and of course Close to Famous

Aug 16, 2012
  • emilymirwin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm not a big baking fan--in fact, I'm far from it. But the author makes you appreciate the role that baking plays in the life of Foster, the main character. There may be cupcakes on the cover, but this book tackles some difficult pieces of life. Magical thinking is required to suspend some disbelief about how it all works out, but it's a really fun read along the way.

i loved this book it has you on the edge of your seat the whole time!!!

May 06, 2012
  • chiaramezz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was one of the best books I have ever read!
I think it would be a excellent book for a 9/10 year old Girl!

Apr 02, 2012
  • m2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Love Joan Bauer! She's got her wonderful down on their luck scrappy heroines -- and Foster Akila McFee does not disappoint. Beautifully handled is Foster's inability to read at 12. So this is a worthy book for all those kids still struggling past 2nd grade.

Foster McFee loves to bake, especially cupcakes. but she doesn't use a recipe because she can't read, even though she's finished Grade 6. Foster and her mama have left Memphis in a rush because her mama's boyfriend, Huck, an Elvis impersonator, has beaten up her mama. When they end up in the town of Culpepper they meet a lot of people willing to help them. When Huck finally finds them, Foster and her mama have to decide whether to keep on running or to face their problems. Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS

Aug 06, 2011
  • Pulowi21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

So the book is mostly for young readers, but it is such a cute book!!! ... full of heart and optimism,
I am a pastry student and I am seriously in love with this book.
Everyone should be a little more like the kids in this story, sticking together to reach their dreams.... lovely

Jul 13, 2011
  • missmarcy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

baking cupcakes help Foster adjust to her new life and deal with lifes challenges.

May 23, 2011
  • gstephanchick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read!

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Oct 05, 2014
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Jul 28, 2014
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Mar 26, 2011
  • princess555 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitantsÑand put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.

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