Mitchell Mathis moved often because his dad, an entomologist, changed jobs frequently. His family had no TV, and he never watched any movies. So when he moves to Los Angeles and enrolls at Cecil B. DeMille Elementary, where students have moms and dads who are actors, agents, and directors, he is considered a freak! In The Fizzy Whiz Kid by Maiya Williams, Mitch decides to do something to belong, so he auditions and gets a part in a commercial for Fizzy Whiz soda. He becomes a hit on TV–until something happens to make people turn against him! Will he continue to be a TV star or turn back to being a regular kid?
Book reviewed by Mary Lou H., Youth Services Assistant