Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky on January 1, 2017
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Katie Cox Goes Viral by Marianne Levy is a cute middle-grade for tweens and young teens. Katie Cox writes songs about everything in her life, which means she has a lot of material to choose from because she’s going through a ton now. Her parents are divorced, they moved in with her mom’s boyfriend in a crummy house, and a video of her singing goes viral, causing even more chaos in her already chaotic life. Katie is forced to deal with fame she desperately wants, but will it go to her head? Will she lose her friends and alienate her family in her quest to be famous?
Though entertaining, Katie Cox Goes Viral is nothing special. It’s a cute book that has a timely focus for today’s middle-grade readers. I’m sure 10-13 year olds will love the music focused content and the way Katie navigates the challenges in her life. The takeaway from Katie Cox Goes Viral is to remember your roots and don’t let fame go to your head.
Cute, but little substance. Great for independent middle-grade readers who dream of becoming famous.
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