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by Harmel, Kristin.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Hampton Community Library Teen Fiction TEEN F HARMEL
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN F HARMEL
"A feel-good story . . . we all deserve great reads like this!"-- BostonNow.com

Star Beck is super-duper megastar famous. She rocks--literally--every night in concert for thousands of cheering fans. But the pop star life--tour buses, fauxmances, size 0 minis--is getting a little old. Star can't help wondering what it would be like to be a regular girl--without paparazzi trailing her every move, and without people being nice just because, well, she's Star Beck. And when she discovers that her mom has been lying to her for years about something very important, Star decides to find out what the world beyond her stage is like after all.

In the blink of an emerald green eye, Star finds herself . . . buying a car. Eating cheeseburgers. Swapping her stilettos for flip-flops. Getting a job that doesn't require dancing, winking, or mall appearances. And falling for the cutest, realest boy she's ever met.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Star Beck looks like a bad-girl pop queen (think pre-breakdown Britney). But her image has been completely concocted for the press. Her wild living and romance with a boy band singer are a facade created by Star's manager-mom to boost sales and popularity. In reality, Star craves cheeseburgers, a real kiss, and her estranged father, who didn't really abandon the family like her mother had always told her. Fed up, Star skips out on her overly scripted life with a wad of cash and hits the road to find her dad. Living under the radar, she sets up camp in the small Florida town where her father lives, gets a job serving pizza, and meets a quiet college guy who has no idea who she is. But when events don't unfold as she'd expected, Star is faced with some hard truths about trust and lies. This enjoyable, perky rich-girl-goes-incognito adventure concludes with an epilogue that ties up all possible loose ends in a perfectly tidy package.--Booth, Heather Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Harmel is a reporter for People magazine-and it shows. In her first novel for teens, she displays her knowledge of pop culture by salting her writing with references to everything from Kelly Clarkson to bling. For readers who crave that sort of thing, her book won't disappoint. Its main character, a 16-year-old pop diva appropriately named Star, has it all-a great body, tons of money, fame and two Grammys to prove it. Never mind that her "relationship" with the equally famous bad-boy Jesse Bishop is staged by their publicists, or that her controlling stage mother has been lying for years about her absentee father. But when a reporter tells Star that her father's in Florida, and looking for her, she travels in disguise to find him. What follows is semientertaining yet predictable. Star experiences what it's like to feel "normal" and how it feels to be with a boy who likes her for herself, not her fame. As Star learns about life beyond the glitz and glamour, Hannah Montana fans will be nodding in recognition. Ages 12-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fame -- Fiction.
Singers -- Fiction.
Popular music -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Fame -- Juvenile fiction.
Singers -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Saint Petersburg (Fla.) -- Fiction.
Saint Petersburg (Fla.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Laurel-Leaf,2009
Edition 1st Laurel-Leaf ed.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Delacourt Press, 2008.
Description 273 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780385735926
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