Claim to Fame

Claim to Fame

Book - 2009
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Sixteen-year-old Lindsay, a former child star whose career ended when she developed the ability to hear what anyone, anywhere says about her and apparently suffered a nervous breakdown, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416939177
1416939172
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 22 cm

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dgl4024
Mar 21, 2014

Another interesting premise and story. I consider this one of Margaret Haddix's better novels but I did think that the situation of a teenage orphan girl, living on her own without being discovered by child protective services a bit unrealistic. The way Haddix presented it, i.e. the circumstances and the time frame it was held in were plausible and of course she was eventually discovered but by allies who helped her rather than by state agencies who would have taken her away (to her ruin, given her special power).

Worth reading and I hope Haddix has a sequel planned for some point in the future.

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daisy1182
Aug 11, 2012

This Book is different from many of the books I normally read, But I still thought it was entertaining to read. I thought that the ending was un expected which made me like it a bit more.

nahianchowdhury101 Jul 26, 2012

i agree with purplebrickroad

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Perenelle
Jul 07, 2011

I liked the beginning, and the plot. It was really interesting at first. But then the last few chapters were really bad. I mean, really, the author rushed it way too much. You don't find out much at the end except - but i won't say!
Still, I feel the ending was bad. I wish it was longer.

StewartM Mar 25, 2011

Great premise, good story, weak ending.

The book up until the last chapter was excellent- an interesting story with entertaining characters. Unfortunately the final chapter seemed to rush the edning. It was like the author had to keep the story under a certain page limit, so she put half the action into the conclusion. All in all not one of Haddix's best.

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Clawstar Jul 29, 2012

Clawstar thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Blue_Wolf_275 Nov 22, 2011

Blue_Wolf_275 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12

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Feb 21, 2010

bluetristesse thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17

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merlin4ever
Jan 25, 2014

Sexual Content: Word "sexy" used once.

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