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Catch a Falling Star

by Kim Culbertson


Scholastic Paperbacks
May 2015


Fiction
Ages 12 – 14 . Grades 7 – 9

Lexile measure: 750L

DRA: N/A

Guided Reading: Z+


Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?
Kim Culbertson

Kim Culbertson is the author of The Wonder of Us; The Possibility of Now; Catch a Falling Star; Instructions for a Broken Heart, a Northern California Book Award winner; and Songs for a Teenage Nomad. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter, her favorite travel companions. For more about Kim, visit www.kimculbertson.com.

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  • Praise for Catch a Falling Star :

    "Culbertson writes with sensitivity and sympathy, crafting an entertaining but perceptive character study." – Kirkus

    "Culbertson is a capable writer, and she gives Carter a good heart that shines through in the way Carter handles her friendships and that also catches Adam's eye." – Publishers Weekly


     

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