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Close to Famous
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Foster and her mom leave their home suddenly with just a few things in the car to avoid harm from her mom's boyfriend. They find friendship and the help they need in the small town of Culpepper. The town itself is struggling with the problems created by the opening of a new prison. Foster loves to bake and she shares her cupcakes and muffins with everyone. But she can't read, so she memorizes every recipe that Sonny Kroll, a TV Chef, makes. Sonny has a serious accident and she uses him as inspiration to keep trying to read. With the help of a famous Hollywood actress, Miss Charleena, and the compassion of her friends, she overcomes her struggle with reading. You'll find it interesting how cupcakes become a solution for everything.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Nominee 2014
Date read: 5/24/2013
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