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Semi-Famous: A True Story of Near Celebrity

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Engaging, funny, serious look at fame and happiness.

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This lively, funny look at fame and happiness is also well researched and very informative. Semi-Famous: A True Story of Near Celebrity takes the subject seriously without the author taking himself too seriously.

The many clever and also funny charts and diagrams help keep things lively, too. Readers will learn a lot about fame and celebrity while also getting a lot of food for thought about what those things mean, why we want them, what we'll do to get them, and how they affect those who have it as well as those who want it.

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