How to Become Famous in High School [NOOK Book]

Overview

In Almost-Famous Town lived Beau Braithewaite. In his dreams he was a black leather jacket wearing, cigarette smoking, Honda Rebel motorcycle riding, undefeated street-fighter.

In reality, he was just a zero — without future or friend — playing the lead role in the loneliest movie never made.

Beau was from the wrong side of the tracks and in that place there is little to ...

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How to Become Famous in High School

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Overview

In Almost-Famous Town lived Beau Braithewaite. In his dreams he was a black leather jacket wearing, cigarette smoking, Honda Rebel motorcycle riding, undefeated street-fighter.

In reality, he was just a zero — without future or friend — playing the lead role in the loneliest movie never made.

Beau was from the wrong side of the tracks and in that place there is little to smile about.

But as he walked home on the first day of high school he resolved that by the time he graduated he would have friends and a future.

By senior year he finally found both, until the day he walked across the street and said hello to a childhood friend.

What happened after that would make Beau Braithewaite a tragically famous figure for all time and never again would any of his peers forget he lived, or how he died.

In the end, Beau had everything to hope for, everything to gain, and nothing to lose...

except a simple bet.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044525979
  • Publisher: Christopher F. Mills
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: Braithewaite Pentalogy , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 235,613
  • File size: 295 KB

Meet the Author

THE TICKET TO WONDERI seek the greatest private office in the world: to be Your Favorite Author. I have worked a quarter-century to write the words that will make you smile, laugh, reflect on and be inspired by the miracle of life. Read them for free at the best store on the net to discover great eBooks: Smashwords.com. After reading, pass on the good.“Christopher F. Mills writes sonnets reminiscent of Shakespeare; lyrics as balanced—yet precarious in their airy delights—as the English Romantics; prose as sober and tight as Hemingway; is as original as Faulkner and capable of humor and wit that Mark Twain would be proud to set his name to. This may be the most eclectic virtuoso of the age.” —Ganry Danic, The Sun TimesThe Damascus Oil LampAn American millionaire travels to the most ancient city on earth and is given the task of writing The Twelve Talents of Fortune. A message steeped in ancient lore on how to discover and follow your dream.The Little's Christmas Tree FarmAn old man loses his belief. A stranger gives him a bag of seeds by which to regrow it. Sometimes, in a place where Christmas trees are grown, no trees will grow. But something just might... If one believes.The DreamerBurned-out with life, Fall leaves on a thousand-mile trip in a Nash Rambler to see the ocean; detouring on a mountain he meets a mysterious woman, who helps him to remember the dream he forgot.The Incredible Tales of Crispy the GreatBefore he invented the hovercraft and became the planet's first trillionaire, A. C. Braithewaite was just a young man who liked to raise hell. These are the incredible-yet-true tales of his early days.“If you have a funny bone, these stories will break it.”—Jerry SeinfeldJohny Beaumont/movie scriptJohny Beaumont just wanted to leave home and see the world. But his destiny was to run down the myth on the mountain he grew up on. It's about a man, a mountain and a myth—and how they came together to make a legend.“The coolest movie script since Rebel Without a Cause.” —Rolling StoneThe Christmas WishGalen Bralieg was a pilot in WW2 and a general in Vietnam. What he left behind in the Great War and what he brought home from Vietnam form the basis for this romantic, heart-warming Christmas story. A story of fathers and sons, and a wish that took seventy years to come to pass.“The greatest bar brawl, air battle and romantic love scenes... I've ever read.” —Leonard MaltinProm Night '88Have you ever wondered what would happen if you hitched your Studebaker to a star in a cotton field while on date with a dream girl? A short story full of humor, life, and Unidentified Flying Objects.The Immortal Rocket Frog of Wallops IslandThe short story of a long jump. A bull-frog named Huckleberry Jack once caught a ride to the moon on a rocket and decided if it was the last thing he ever did, he would find his way back home. A tale of the impossible.The GemstoneA love story that began in the Middle Ages and found its completion in the Space Age. Some love never dies. Some love last forever. A belle-lettre novel and poet's master thesis on the human heart.“The Great belle-letter novel of the age. This book will astonish the nations.” —Heidi S.How to Become Famous in High SchoolBeau Braithewaite was a boy with a simple dream: just to make friends and a life for himself. This is the ghostwritten memoir of how he became famous instead.Tell others of these fantastic new stories & Thanks for reading! Contact: Cforestmills@gmail.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Amazingly written

    I love how he went from nothing to pretty much everything

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Best Book Ever (Spoiler Alert)

    This book made me laugh, gasp, and cry. It starts out with Beau, the main character, giving us some background on his life. He is the youngest. He has an older twin brother and the third son that was to be born with Beau and A.C. (his brother) was miscarried. Beau was bullied in middle school and high school, and he was always ready defend his friends against the bullies. As a freshman in high school, he vowed to be famous in school. He was an extreme athlete. He played football and track and was very good at both. He also constantly talked abot Jenny, the girl whom he loved since he was five years old. In high school his fame began to thrive as people noted what an exceptional athlete he was. He actually made friends with the guys that used to bully him. Everything is working out just fine until he visits an old friend of his. Her name was Sharon and she was a very spiteful and mean girl. She lures him over to her house where she tries to get him to do drugs and he declines and quickly leaves. Couple days later he arrested for ''raping'' Saron. Even though he never touched her. He gets out of jail by his stepfather who pays his bail money. He then is approached a little while later by police who arrest him for molesation. When in fact a little while before, a couple of kids came to play with his kitten then they lied (like Sharon) that he touched them. His extremly full bank account, which he had worked so hard for, dwindled to less that 300 dollars. He is kicked out of school and everyone hated him. He then decides to take his gun that was given to him as a gift and end his life.

    This was a incredible book to read. I mean, it really grips you in the soul. I cried for 10 minutes straight. And the last time I did that was when I read Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. (Awesome book by the way.) But back to Beau, this book is just so real. So powerful. I am 14 and I tend to read more serious books than others my age. This book is amazing and there is nothing like this that I have read. This book is a must read for anyone. I litetally cannot express how much I recommend this book to everyone. Read it. You will love it. 15+

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