Hello Peepellows! for school we had a project. It was a book report we had to make an Art component, Drama Component, Make a plot cart about the book and a written report. For my art component I made a dollhouse with foster (the main chracter) and Huck ( the elvis impersontaor) and Fosters mom on the ground because she was punched in the eye by Huck. This is my book report
Close To famous
This amazing book that I read is called Close to famous by Joan Bauer this genreis is fiction this book is 250 pages long. I chose this book because I judged it by it’s cover and I do that a lot I look at the cover if it look’s nice or interesting or cool then I read the back of the book to see how interesting the book is. It was interesting how a girl moved out of the city because there was this that hurt your mom and you have to start your life over again to a different city. Before I read the book I first thought this little girl was popular and she didn’t want to lose that popularity because her mom got hurt but no I was wrong. After reading this book Close to famous was an interesting story. In the chapters there were cliff hanger and makes me keep on reading a few words I didn’t understand. I could kind of understand her feelings because in the book I picture me actually thinking this like “oh no I lost my favourite pen”. Overall I visualize so I can see this book a movie and this would be drama.
The setting for this book was in Memphis where Foster use to live in and the city she lives in now, Culpepper. In Memphis the only setting the author explains with details is when Huck breaks into Rayka (Fosters Mom) and Fosters Apartment. The place was a mess little glass everywhere from the Window that Huck broke. In Culpepper The most detailed setting the author was talking about is Ms. Charleena’s house the curtains were closed, outside with shutters but all were closed her floor was shiny all furniture was fancy and the pillows were soft.
There are a couple of Characters in the book the main character is Foster McFee she has brown hair her favourite green apron and shelves to bake. Rayka McFee is Fosters mom Foster got her hair from her mom and she learned how to do a lot of stuff by reading a book. Huck, is an Elvis impersonator he was the reason why Rayka and Foster left Memphis he Broke into thier apartment and punched Rayka in the eye went looking for eventually Rayka press charges on him. Macon if it wasn’t for Macon Foster wouldn’t have met Ms. Charleena, Macon Loves documentaries he wants to direct a documentary film. Ms. Charleena is an actress she was from Hollywood but she moved back to Culpepper because her husband cheated on her. Kitty was the one who saved Foster and Rayka’s life from a cliff. Lester was the other person that also helped Foster and Rayka’s life from a cliff he was a sergeant. Wayne was the guy who pays Foster for baking cake she bakes her cake and he buys them for his restaurant.
This book is about a 12 year old girl who loves to bake, Her idol is Sonny kroll he’s a famous chef and thats what Foster wants to be when she grows up. Her dad died in an army when she was 7 that’s when her mom, Rayka started to date Huck He is an Elvis impersonator her mom is a back up singer for Elvis. Foster can’t read or write her best friend moved to Texas in 5th grade in 6th grade Johnny Joe Badger called Foster the stupidest girl on Earth even her teacher agreed. Then when Foster came home with her report card she brought bad news Huck wasn’t proud of her. That’s when he started calling Foster a loser and then her mom broke up with Huck.
One night he broke into thier house and punched Rayka in the eye. He walked up to Foster and said not to say anything but instead Foster did the complete opposite and woke up the neighbours and he left. Foster and Rayka moved out as quick as they could They packed up and left they went to a few pit stops and they were stuck in a fog. They stopped and rested they woke up because these 2 people helped them out of a cliff. they’re names were Kitty and Lester they showed them the nearest city, Culpepper. Kitty and Lester offered their trailer for Foster and Rayka to move in for free Lester was a sergeant his dad was a fisherman so in the trailer over the sink is a type of fish that his dad caught.
At first Foster thought there was any Elvis impersonator but there isn’t there was a cat named Elvis. Foster and Rayka were unpacking Foster was looking for a las vegas pillowcase it has all the memory of dad she couldn’t find it she was so upset. Rayka found a job at fish hardware then Rayka’s phone rang it was Huck he had the las vegas pillowcase filled with Foster’s dads prize possession. He wanted to talk to Rayka but Foster shut of the cellphone before Rayka could say anything to him. They went to food the only grocery in town I met a boy who works for Ms. Charleena, Ms. Charleena is a famous actress well at least she use to she won an Emmy and a Golden globe the workers name is Macon.
Macon has always wanted to make a documentary films about thw city so Foster was his secretary but Foster ended up doodling instead of taking notes. A few days later he told Foster she could meet Ms. Charleena Rayka said in one condition to remember what it was like to be with her. When Foster came to her house she wasn’t really impressed with Foster like Foster’s sock had holes in it she doesn’t like it when you touch her stuff. A few days later Macon was sick Foster had to take over his job for now Foster went and she gave Foster a list to do Foster can’t read. Foster asked if she could read it to her she read the 1st 3 things on what to do one of them was to feed the dogs and tend the garden and feed the birds. Foster fed the dogs and was looking for the birdseeds and she told asked Foster if she coukd read or not there has no birds. Foster left, embarrassed she fell and went back she told Foster she had trouble reading when she was young too they made a deal Foster teaches her how to cook and she teaches Foster to read.
A few days later Ms. Charleena was sick stan her agent called trying to talk to her but she couldn’t because she was sick. Foster got a small job for the restaurant angry wayne She gets to bake and he buys them from Foster. Foster went to a library and got a book Sonny Kroll Foster met Garland he’s like a really fast runner. When Foster was walking to Ms. Charleena’s house to start reading the cookbook by Sonny kroll Foster pass the helping hands where no one has prepared food for these people. So Foster went to angry wayne asked if she could take some food and he doesn’t need to pay me for tomorrow’s bake good She cooked food and they were happy.
She went to Ms. Charleena to learn to read and Foster went pass Macon fixing the garden She read and Macon came in he stood there he see’s Foster learning how to read now he knows he’ll tell everyone and embarass Foster. Foster went home and Lester heard something bad in the news Sonny Kroll is in a coma he knocked off his motorcycle. Foster wanted to write a letter to him but she didn’t really know how to right so this is all I wrote ” Deer Sonny, U R not a loan. The next day Foster, taught Ms. Charleena how to bake and she taught how to read she said she wasnt the right person to teach Foster Macon told us she was the right one he felt sorry for getting mad at me for stealing his job.
Foster went to the fish hardware and Rayka was teaching her to read while she was working then told me. She was going back to Memphis and pay for taxes and other billing stuff thats what she told Foster. In that night Foster was really worried about Rayka after that day she left. A few days later Macon and Foster were talking about why Foster moved. After Foster told him her big fear of Elvis they went to the library and get Foster tried to get over that fear.
Then Foster went fishing with Lester they had small talks and Foster ran back to the trailer and Rayka’s car was there. She was hanging up clothes and Foster hugged her. She had a bruise on her arm she asked what happened she said she fell. Foster went to Fosters room and Foster found the pillowcase my dad’s stuff were in it. Huck started calling again Huck tried talking to Rayka Foster Told Rayka seeing Huck was a bad idea.
Perserverance a person who wanted to keep the church that was on sale because they are other people that are deciding on bulldozing it and turning it into a taco restaturant. For the past few days Foster has been learning and teaching to Ms. Charleena. When Foster got home Foster answered Rayka’s phone and its Huck Foster told him they both moved Rayka got a new boyfriend that’s just like daddy and she got a new job. Rayka went to the nurse to get her bruise checked I told her Huck is going to find us. A family moved with kitty and Lester the mom Val was just going to tell her husband that they were going to get divorce. I went over to Ms. Charleena’s house to show her a white dress Foster ruined then she showed Foster magazines why she moved back here. It was when her husband was cheating on her she said she’s actually going back to Hollywood to start acting again her agent called and dropped off the script she asked Foster to read it.
She went to the helping house Val was there talking about how she told Duke they were going to get divorced he wasn’t very happy when he was told that. Macon earned his very first camera phone, he was very sneaky he took videos of embarassing things that happened to people like Foster coming out of the washroom and Amy picking her nose. There was a little get together at the helping house the younger kids Garland, Amy and Foster were baking, Rayka sang a little bit. Duke came he forced his kids and Val to come with him but they would refuse Duke decided to leave then he was on the ground defeated by Wayne (not beaten) then he was arrested. The next day Val and her kids left Val didn’t want her kids to get hurt.
Foster was walking out of the food with macon and that’s when I saw Elvis jump out of his cadillac. Macon started to film a documentary then we kept saying “get away from us and my mama” again and again a police came by and took Huck away. Rayka press charges on him for hitting her twice. In that night we celebrated the organization of helping hands. Rayka sang there Mrs. Dupree my future principal she introduced force to a reading specialist Mrs. Vick. So Foster decided to send Sonny a letter and me baking pineapple upside down cupcakes with whip cream Macon and Foster sent a video of me baking and he sent me a letter saying to never give up.
The Characters seem real to me because I can imagine this as a movie and someone playing as Foster and saying and thinking how she really felt and maybe this story could be relating to an actual human being. Another reason why the characters seem real because the way the author wrote the story it was full of details that the author makes sure that you understand it too.
The setting the author explained was really good because I usually say that I’m that character and if I were in that situation the author woukd explaine what’s going on. Also because I pretend this whole thing is a movie so I know whats going on to this story.
The story was a bit hard to follow there were a few words I wasn’t quite sure so I had to find that word in the dictionary. Like Über tools I had no idea what it was and it is a german language meaning above, meaning and across. I did enjoy the storyline some chapters made me want to read more.
I have so much favourite part to this book but my most favourite one is when Ms. Charleena tricked Foster of one of her jobs because it was a shockong thing that made me want to read more although it was really mean for Ms. Charleena to do.
The character I like the best is Ms. Charleena despite she got cheated on or she is a little rude I see her as an elegant women because she wears nice clothes as the author explains what she wears it seems really pretty.
I would recommend this book for more around 12 for girls because when I first attempt reading this I really wasn’t paying attention. Also because there are a few words that are a little hard to understand. For girls because it’s a girl story no guy really would want to read a book about a girl.