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Zindel, Bonnie; Zindel, Paul. A young girl desperately tries to become a star before tragedy strikes. some content may be lost due to the binding of the book.

Zindel, Bonnie; Zindel, Paul. Death, Mothers and daughters, Death, Death. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books. Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

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Zindel wrote a total of 53 books, all but one of them aimed at children or teens A Star for the Latecomer (with Bonnie Zindel), New York: Harper, 1980. The Girl Who Wanted a Boy, New York: Harper, 1981.

Zindel wrote a total of 53 books, all but one of them aimed at children or teens. Many were set in his home town of Staten Island. They tended to be l, focusing on teenage misfits with abusive or neglectful parents. A Star for the Latecomer (with Bonnie Zindel), New York: Harper, 1980. To Take a Dare (with Crescent Dragonwagon), New York: Harper, 1982. When a Darkness Falls Bantam Books, 1984. The Amazing and Death-Defying Diary of Eugene Dingman, New York: Harper, 1987. A Begonia for Miss Applebaum, New York: Harper, 1989.

A Star for the Latecomer (with Bonnie Zindel). To Take a Dare (with Crescent Dragonwagon). Book One: The Scream Museum. Book Two: The Surfing Corpse. Book Three: The E-mail Murders. Book Four: The Lethal Gorilla

A Star for the Latecomer (with Bonnie Zindel). Book Four: The Lethal Gorilla. Book Five: The Square Root of Murder.

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A young girl desperately tries to become a star before tragedy strikes.
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Brooke Hillary is fifteen. For as far back as she can remember she and her mother have been a team. Together they work on Brooke's career as a dancer. When Brooke was born she had a slight physical imperfection which the doctor suggested might benefit from dancing. Somewhere along the line this desire for health transformed into a desire to be a 'star'. Brooke even goes to a special 'show business' school in Manhattan which gives a student "great leeway in pursuing a career while studying." This school has students who are "ice skaters, actors, cellists, concert pianists, rock singers" and even the offspring of famous performers go there. But amidst all this hoop-la of costumes, dance lessons and auditions Brooke isn't quite certain what she wants to do with her life. Then one day Brooke learns that her positive, vibrant mother is sick.

This is a novel which asks the reader to consider what is really important in life. Career? Family? Happiness? Love? Expectations? Life is complicated and the answers are not easy or trite. Is it possible to both love a person and hate them? What is the right balance between taking advice and individual expression, between pleasing others and being who we are? Bonnie and Paul Zindel weave their way through these questions creating along the way an interesting novel of some depth, a deal of originality and a lot of emotional integrity.

This book was first published in 1980 and is Paul Zindel's second novel specifically written for girls. The first, published way back in 1969, was My Darling, My Hamburger<My darling, my hamburger>. This second book shows a lot of improvement over the first, which was a flat and uninteresting story of teenage pregnancy and illegal abortion. The husband and wife team seems to have worked to the advantage, perhaps providing a deeper psychological reality to the mother/daughter relationship. Also <A Star for the Latecomer>, while being fairly old itself, has not dated in the way that <My Darling, My Hamburger> did when abortion became legal.

I have just three criticisms. The references to Marilyn Munroe are clichéd and probably trite even to a teenage audience, and could easily been left out of the story. The incident with the movie producer who wants to sleep with Brooke before she gets the part is also clichéd and does not really advance the story much. Also, I wonder whether the whole show business element is a little over developed? Does Brooke really need to go to a school where the children of famous entertainers go? This kind of element seemed to overstretch reality for me, ruining my "suspension of disbelief."

This is not one of Zindel's best books, but is definitely not a bad one either. Its greatest assets are its originality and the psychological reality which Zindel manages to give the characters and their relationships. Also the complexity of life is well represented. This is not a simple wish-fulfillment story as, for example, High School Musical: The Junior Novel (Junior Novelization) is.
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Brooke Hillary is fifteen. For as far back as she can remember she and her mother have been a team. Together they work on Brooke's career as a dancer. When Brooke was born she had a slight physical imperfection which the doctor suggested might benefit from dancing. Somewhere along the line this desire for health transformed into a desire to be a 'star'. Brooke even goes to a special 'show business' school in Manhattan which gives a student "great leeway in pursuing a career while studying." This school has students who are "ice skaters, actors, cellists, concert pianists, rock singers" and even the offspring of famous performers go there. But amidst all this hoop-la of costumes, dance lessons and auditions Brooke isn't quite certain what she wants to do with her life. Then one day Brooke learns that her positive, vibrant mother is sick.

This is a novel which asks the reader to consider what is really important in life. Career? Family? Happiness? Love? Expectations? Life is complicated and the answers are not easy or trite. Is it possible to both love a person and hate them? What is the right balance between taking advice and individual expression, between pleasing others and being who we are? Bonnie and Paul Zindel weave their way through these questions creating along the way an interesting novel of some depth, a deal of originality and a lot of emotional integrity.

This book was first published in 1980 and is Paul Zindel's second novel specifically written for girls. The first, published way back in 1969, was My Darling, My Hamburger. This second book shows a lot of improvement over the first, which was a flat and uninteresting story of teenage pregnancy and illegal abortion. The husband and wife team seems to have worked to the advantage, perhaps providing a deeper psychological reality to the mother/daughter relationship. Also <A Star for the Latecomer>, while being fairly old itself, has not dated in the way that <My Darling, My Hamburger> did when abortion became legal.

I have just three criticisms. The references to Marilyn Munroe are clichéd and probably trite even to a teenage audience, and could easily been left out of the story. The incident with the movie producer who wants to sleep with Brooke before she gets the part is also clichéd and does not really advance the story much. Also, I wonder whether the whole show business element is a little over developed? Does Brooke really need to go to a school where the children of famous entertainers go? This kind of element seemed to overstretch reality for me, ruining my "suspension of disbelief."

This is not one of Zindel's best books, but is definitely not a bad one either. Its greatest assets are its originality and the psychological reality which Zindel manages to give the characters and their relationships. Also the complexity of life is well represented. This is not a simple wish-fulfillment story as, for example, High School Musical: The Junior Novel (Junior Novelization) is.
A Star for the Latecomer ebook
Author:
Bonnie Zindel
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Literature & Fiction
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Harpercollins Childrens Books; 1st edition (February 1, 1980)
Pages:
185 pages
Rating:
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