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Children's LiteratureBorn in 1987 in Houston, Texas, Hilary Duff was dancing and acting by the time she was six. So was her older sister Haylie. Soon there were auditions, commercials, small TV shows, big TV shows and finally-movies and stardom, at least for Hilary. There is very little discussion of Hilary's relationship with her sister, especially since the older sister has not made it quite as big as the little sister. But the biography is fresh and informative, punctuated on every page with full color photos of Hilary on and off the screen. She is tutored and homeschooled, so she admits "I don't really go through some of the problems Lizzie goes through," referring to her starring role in the Disney series Lizzie McGuire. Otherwise, Hilary seems like quite a normal and vivacious young person-sure to inspire other girls to believe they too can be famous. There is almost a wholesomeness about Duff that is appealing in a day of self-centered, bare-it-all young stars. She does note that fame has its drawbacks, especially when she dated young singer Aaron Carter: "It was weird having a relationship with someone whom everybody knew." The short biography includes a glossary, index and websites. The "Young Profiles" series introduces early readers to popular rising stars, including Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, Leonardo DiCaprio, Britney Spears, Will Smith and Prince William. 2004, Abdo, Ages 8 to 12.
— Karen Leggett