Supernova

Supernova

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by Catherine Hapka
     
 

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When you're reaching for the stars, nothing can hold you back.

Star Calloway is fourteen years old, and she's the most famous pop star in the world. Her album has topped the charts, her video is all the rage, and she's about to start her world tour. There's only one thing that keeps her life from being perfect: Star's parents and baby brother have been

Overview

When you're reaching for the stars, nothing can hold you back.

Star Calloway is fourteen years old, and she's the most famous pop star in the world. Her album has topped the charts, her video is all the rage, and she's about to start her world tour. There's only one thing that keeps her life from being perfect: Star's parents and baby brother have been missing for two years, and no one knows what happened to them.

Still, Star knows her family would want her to be happy, and performing means everything to her. But with so many mysterious things going wrong in preparation for the tour, could the show be over before it begins?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Featuring a glitzy photo of a smiling blond teenager with lush locks, the cover of this debut novel in the Star Power series may well snag the attention of preteens. And Hapka's (the Mucha Lucha series) peppy (if clunky) narrative will likely keep them turning the pages as a mini-melodrama unfolds. Fresh from her "planetwide hit" first album (called Star Power), 14-year-old Star is a superstar singer about to launch her first world tour for her second album, Supernova. The unassuming gal has lived in a small Pennsylvania town with her grandmother since her parents and baby brother disappeared after embarking on a "fateful boat trip" two years earlier. Excited but apprehensive about the tour, Star, her manager, bodyguard, tutor and hair and makeup artist all become puzzled by a string of mishaps: the band receives the wrong music (luckily, "Star had been born with an unfailing ear for pitch, so before long the musicians were able to pick up the notes she was humming"), backup dancers fail to show up at rehearsal, her entourage's hotel reservations in London are mysteriously cancelled and-most devastatingly of all-Star's beloved pug disappears. Readers will clue in to who's responsible for the sabotage long before Star and her gang do-but the star-studded hoopla (complete with penthouse Manhattan apartment, screaming fans and omnipresent paparazzi) will appeal to kids who like their reading lite and bouncy. Star will land in the spotlight again in Always Dreamin' (-86788-3), due out the same month. Ages 9-13. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-This new series about a 14-year-old pop star is candy-coated popcorn that some preteens will gobble up. Star, a former unknown who lived in Pennsylvania with her grandmother, has hit the top of the charts. She doesn't seem to practice much. She succeeds easily and has created a family from her adoring manager, her tutor, her bodyguard, her stylist, and her dog. She deals with her parents' and preschool brother's tragic disappearance with sunny optimism that they will be found. If only the detectives that Star has hired could find her family, if the evil media would go away and her jealous rivals wouldn't pull mean-spirited stunts, she could live happily ever after. In the first book, Eddie Urbane, one of her competitors, kidnaps her pug, Dudley Do Wrong. In the second book, the other top reigning pop princess, Jade, and her irascible manager bristle about a comment that Star makes that gets misquoted and media hell breaks loose. It leads to the publicizing of her family's disappearance and adds some necessary tension to these otherwise bland offerings. Readers who don't want to think too much will love these books.-Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439114421
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
STAR POWER , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author


Catherine Hapka has written more than one hundred books for children and adults, as a ghostwriter for series as well as original titles, including the Romantic Comedies Something Borrowed, The Twelve Date of Christmas, and Love on Cue. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Supernova 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, and I loved reading about someone who is a star, and what it's like for her. It's even worse though, because several years before her parents and brother disappeared when they were away on a sailboat. Pretty interesting, although not my favorite book, I've read almost all the books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an athena girl with long streight chestnut brown hair and i am a writing geinus like annabeth is a arcitctier geinus. I need a boyfriend still, and right now i am by the river talking to my bff who is a water nymph. I am wearing a light blue and purple tank top with really short cut-off jean shorts that have frayed edges. I have silver hoop earings, asian-looking tan skin, almost perfect lips, and i am really hot. My weapon of choice is a bow and arrows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
great book espically when everything started to go wrong and when dudley do-wrong got dog napped