21. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Leslie

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer, 250 pages, read by Leslie, on 11/15/2012

Close to Famous

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.

Foster is a very confident young lady when it comes to her abilities to bake cupcakes, but not always so sure about the rest of her life or the world, as a result of her family shattering just a bit when her father dies in combat.  She makes her way into the lives of the people in the town they settle in, although at first, they think it will be temporary.  A great book to recommend to girls, which I already have and it’s a hit with them!

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