Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Reviewed By: M.W.
This book was really interesting and had a more serious tone. Compared to other books I have read, it seems like this book could happen in the present day. The mood is a struggle for most in the beginning, but it is very happy in the end. Everyone has dream in that town that comes true! But is the end "happily ever after"?
Why I Picked it Up: It was a Rebecca Caudill nominee for 2014.
Why I Finished It: I needed to see how this book ended.
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend it to anyone in 8th-12th grade.
**Librarian Side Note** This is an excellent author! I feel like one of her titles ends up on the Rebecca Caudill list every year, and the 2015 Rebecca Caudill nominees are no different! I just checked out the new list, and sure enough, Almost Home by Joan Bauer is on the list! If you like realistic fiction, I highly recommend you check out this author.