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3. "The Girl Who Became a Beatle," by Greg Taylor


Want to be famous? Regina Bloomsbury does. She wishes that she and her band The Caverns could be just as famous as... well, the Beatles! In The Girl Who Became a Beatle, (Feiwel & Friends, 288 pp., Grades 7-12) screenwriter Greg Taylor tells the slight but engaging story of what happens when Regina wakes up one morning to find her dream has come true and that – surprise, surprise – celebrity brings at least as many problems as it solves.

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