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 dream – but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. But when some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants, their big ambitions are put to the test!

“Foster’s ebullient personality and spunk… convince anyone that she will be able to ‘make the world a better place one cupcake at a time.’” Kirkus Reviews

“A guaranteed feel-good story that dodges sentimentality with humor. Readers who want contemporary fiction with a happy ending will find it here.” Booklist

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    Joan Bauer received a Newbery Honor for Hope Was Here.

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