Close To Famous by Joan Bauer.
Summery: When Foster and her mother have to leave on account of her mother's ex boyfriend breaking their window and hitting her mother, they wind up almost driving off a cliff! They stopped right before it and got towed by some nice people who let them live in the trailer behind their own house, for now. Who knows how long they will stay. Foster never had to many friends, sadly. And she dreams of baking and not being called stupid. Definitely on both notes. This town just might help her reach those dreams and get some real friends.
Romance:A crush, memtion of dating, loving (past).
Language:None I can remember.
Violence:Abusive ex boyfriend (twice, a punch and clutch both leaving a bruise), yelling/arguments, threats, deaths from war.
Other:Dyslexia like symptoms causing Foster to be called stupid by peers and adults, mention of prison nearby and it's prisoners.
Time Period: Modern.
My Thoughts:Tingly feel good story. You root for Foster through the whole book, hoping she'll find what she is looking for. You want her to triumph and you love it when she does. Wonderful characters and it's an enjoyable book!
My Stars: 3.9