Claim to Fame
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416939177, 256pp.
Publication Date: November 10, 2009
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When the tabloids print a "where are they now" story about her, claiming that Lindsay's maniacal father has kept her imprisoned in her house for the past five years, a couple of well-meaning teens attempt to "rescue" Lindsay. For the first time in five years, Lindsay is outside the protective quiet of her house. And that's when she hears the one voice she never expected to hear: her mother's.
When she discovers that perhaps her mother didn't leave voluntarily, she has a choice to make: will she risk everything to find the truth about her past--and the source of her ability?
"Haddix...creates a thought-provoking story laced with themes of transcendentalism, self-centeredness, and the importance of human connectivity."--Publishers Weekly
"The prolific Haddix gives young teens another suspensful tale...Themes of friendship, self-centeredness, and the ties that bond are common issues for young adults as they struggle to find themselves and thier place in the world....Haddix addresses these themes without preaching."--VOYA
"Haddix's characters are, as usual, superbly drawn, and Lindsay's struggle to shape her identity independent of what others think of her will surely resonate with many young readers."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An intriguing and often exciting diversion."--Kirkus Reviews