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Close to Famous
by Joan Bauer
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1.Why does Foster idolize Sonny Kroll?
 
2.Do you have a favorite movie actor or actress or other celebrity? Why do you like him or her?
 
3.Describe Miss Charleeena. Did you like her? How are she and Foster alike? How do they help each other?
 
4.What is this book about? Themes?
 
5.Do you like to cook or bake? What's your specialty? Do you have any "Cook's Tips?"
 
6.What is Foster's dream? What is her mother's dream? What is Mason's dream? Do you think they will achieve their dreams? Why or why not?
 
7.What keeps Foster and Mama going through tough times?
 
8.Foster's special middle name is Akila; "intelligent one who reasons." Are there any special meanings to your name?
 
9.Why are the contents of her dad's pillowcase so important to Foster? Do you have any special keepsake from a loved one?
 
10.Mason wants to make documentaries about issues that make people angry. What makes you angry?
 
11.Why does Foster like Miss Charleena's house so much?
 
12.How does having the prison affect the town of Culpepper?
 
13.What kind of handicaps in life do people have who don't know how to read?
 
14.What makes someone a good teacher?
 
15.Is NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP a good motto to have? What are some others?
 
16.Should Mama have gone back to Huck to retrieve the pillowcase?
 
17.What is Perseverance like?
 
18.What was your favorite part of the book? Favorite character?
 
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http://joanbauer.com/
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