Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday 56: Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Happy Friday everybody!!

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Claim to Fame
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publication: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (November 10, 2009)

Product Description: I have to tell you my secret. I can't go on...without revealing it. I had a pretty good run, hiding from everyone for five years. For five years I was safe. But now...

It was a talent that came out of nowhere. One day Lindsay Scott was on the 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 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?

Here is the Friday 56: Just because you used to watch this girl on TV, that doesn't mean her whole life's supposed to be on display for your viewing pleasure.

Note: This text was in italics. This will be my next book. It was sitting next to my Kindle which has the book I'm currently reading. I couldn't figure out how to find page 56 on the Kindle book.



  1. Oh, this sounds like a compelling read!

    My 56:

  2. that is so this one. =)

    here's mine;

  3. Wow, it sounds like that one sentence sums up the entire book. Claim to Fame sounds great!


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