Close to Famous
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... show more
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 inhabitants-and 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.
Publish date: February 3rd 2011
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
A sweet, heartwarming book.
One of the issues covered in this book that spoke to me the most was how Foster dealt with her dyslexia. As a middle school teacher I have some experience working with dyslectic students. Most have been identified, provided services at the elementary level, and have learned to cope with this disor...
Close to Famous is the story of Foster McFee. She lived with her mom in Memphis, until the mother's angry ex-boyfriend comes in the middle of the night and attacks Mrs. McFee. So Foster and her mom flee to the small town of Culpepper. Meanwhile, Foster forges on with her dream of becoming a profess...
I'm a longtime fan of Bauer's, but this wasn't my favorite. I liked how Foster wasn't a good student, and books that center around baking cupcakes are just plain fun. Good cover, too.However, it felt too similar to her other works, and also had some interesting similarities to "Okay for Now" by Gary...
I love Joan Bauer. Another fine addition to her already fantastic bibliography.