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When You Wish

What would you do if everyone in the world knew you – but you realized you’d never really known yourself?

Star Beck is super-duper megastar famous. She rocks – literally – every night in concert for thousands of cheering fans. But the pop star life – tour buses, fauxmances, size 0 minis – is getting a little old. Star can’t help wondering what it would be like to be a regular girl – without paparazzi trailing her every move, and without people being nice just because, well, she’s Star Beck. And when she discovers that her mom has been lying to her for years about something very important, Star decides to find out what the world beyond her stage is like after all.

In the blink of an emerald green eye, Star finds herself . . . buying a car. Eating cheeseburgers. Swapping her stilettos for flip-flops. Getting a job that doesn’t require dancing, winking, or mall appearances. And falling for the cutest, realest boy she’s ever met. But how will she know if he feels the same way? Because for once in her life, someone is going to have to like her for who she really is.

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[T]his entertaining book comes down to earth when Star feels compelled to learn what it’s like to be ‘normal.

Parade Magazine

Harmel draws Star as a normal girl with an unusual life, allowing her readers to see themselves in her character. . . . Fun for girls who wish they were stars.

Kirkus Reviews

A feel-good story . . . we all deserve great reads like this!