Claim to Fame

 
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Claim to Fame
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10+
Release Date
October 22, 2009
ISBN
1416939180
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It was a talent that came out of nowhere. One day Lindsay Scott was on top of the world, the star of a hit TV show. The next day her fame had turned into torture. Every time anyone said anything about her, she heard it. And everyone was talking about Lindsay: fans, friends, enemies, enemies who pretended to be friends.... Lindsay had what looked like a nervous breakdown and vanished from the public eye. But now she's sixteen and back in the news: A tabloid newspaper claims that Lindsay is being held hostage by her father. The truth? Lindsay has been hiding out in a small Illinois town, living in a house that somehow provides relief from the stream of voices in her head. But when two local teenagers try to "rescue" Lindsay by kidnapping her, Lindsay is forced to confront everything she's been hiding from. And that's when she discovers there may be others who share her strange power. Lindsay is desperate to learn more, but what is she willing to risk to find the truth?

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One of Margaret's best books
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I
have read almost all of Mrs. Haddixs books. I find her books very mysterious
and unique.  Claim to Fame is
a new book about Lindsay Scott, the star of a hit T.V. show or should I say
was. Lindsays acting career was doing great, she had fans, good friends and
then she had what looked like a nervous breakdown. What really happened? She
started hearing what everyone said about her whether she was in the same room,
with them or not. Lindsays dad moved her to a small town in Illinois, where
she stays inside her house that somehow provides relief from the constant
voices. When a tabloid newspaper says that she is being held hostage by her
father, she learns there may be other people with the same problem she has and also
learns some things about her family.



           This
is one of Mrs. Haddixs best books. I love everything about it. I love the
parts when she tries to remember acting techniques to help her lie. I think the
message of this book is to not think so much about what people think of you. I recommend
this book to anyone who has read any other Haddix books or to people who like
books that make you think. This book really relates to real life and how people
are to worried about what people think of them






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