Thursday, February 18, 2010

Claim to Fame

Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2009).

Lindsay Scott was a TV star at age 11, but then something happened. She started being able to hear everything that people were saying about her everywhere. Tormented, she and her father flee to a small town, where Lindsay has lived peacefully in a house that somehow protects her from hearing those voices. But she can't leave the house.

When her father suddenly dies, Lindsay has to come to terms with her situation and learn how to live with it. A wacky kidnapping attempt is the first step in that direction, which leads to a series of revelations that help Lindsay see the value of family and connections.

Quality read for grades 5 & up.

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