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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Book Market (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985191600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985191603
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With a new century on the horizon, change might lay in the hands of the youngest... Two thirteen year olds do their part to make a difference, and makes "Calling Extra" a riveting read of a struggling youth against a world with no favor for them.

- Midwest Book Review, June 2012

Romero has chosen an exciting historical episode for her first novel. The premise is helped by Romero's use of historical characters, like the one-eyed Kid Blink. Elsie makes a sympathetic heroine, both thoughtful and hard-headed.

-- Kirkus Book Reviews

About the Author

Kristina Romero is a writer, director, web entrepreneur and Emmy-nominated actress. At the age of 17, she began her career starring on the CBS soap opera "As The World Turns," where she earned Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2001 and 2002. She also appeared in "The Flock," where she starred alongside Richard Gere and Claire Danes. She earned a master's in professional writing from the University of Southern California, where she began working on "Calling Extra," her debut novel. She lives outside Washington D. C. with her husband and son.

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Kristina Romero is a writer, director, web entrepreneur and Emmy-nominated actress. At the age of 17, she began her career starring on the CBS soap opera "As The World Turns," where she earned Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2001 and 2002. She also appeared in "The Flock," where she starred alongside Richard Gere and Claire Danes. She earned a master's in professional writing from the University of Southern California, where she began working on "Calling Extra," her debut novel. She lives outside Washington D. C. with her husband and son.

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The historical fiction is fast paced and would be a great book for parents to read with young teens.
Alyson
Strong female characters who change the world for the better during the 1899 newsboy strike, true friendship and kindness, action and suspense -- this book has it all.
JP
The historical background is accurate so the reader is entertained and educated historically at the same time.
Ken Sisco

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate M. on March 28, 2013
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Well I must say, Kristina Romero has truly outdone herself as she perfectly portrays an interesting yet unique angle in her book, "Calling Extra," all the while still staying true to the patriotic tale of the 1899 Newsboys Strike. The added femine touch of the main character, Elsie, adds just what the prominently masculine historical event needs: a new perspective that holds sympathy and yes, a love interest. But not only does the author shed light on the newsboys, but on the injustices for immigrants and women at the time, as well. From the moment one picks up this book, they are immediately taken on an emotional journey that began merely from a girl yearning for her falsely accused father to come back, but discovers an entirely new world that quickly captivates the hearts of the readers. It was well worth the money, and in my opinion, is more of a bargain than it should be. Of course, I could go on all day about how amazing this beautiful piece of literature was, but then it wouldn't leave you any room to find out how amazing the book was for yourself. But on that note, I will leave you with my favorite quote from this book (and arguably one of my all-time favorites,) "However, what makes someone who they are, are not the documented details and accomplishments, but what happened in between. These are the special moments of our hearts that we share with no one because they are too precious to be recorded" (172).
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Elsie is a terrific character, and her story is compelling. The historical details never overwhelm the story, but add just the right amount of flavor. The best thing about the book is the fact that Elsie never loses sight of her goal even as she falls in with Grin and his fellow newsboys. Her feelings for Grin never turn her into the typical YA heroine who ends up doing things strictly for the love of a boy. Elsie has a mission, and doesn't let Grin distract her from it. I will admit that there are some too-convenient plot turns at the end to help wrap things up neatly, but it doesn't detract from the tale as a whole. Plus, I will also confess that I got a little something in my eye during the epilogue...
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By Alyson on May 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great new book by a great new author. The historical fiction is fast paced and would be a great book for parents to read with young teens. I loved the book and can't wait to share it.
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By Librarian on April 11, 2012
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Wonderful story, couldn't put it down! You care about what happens to these characters, you route for them and kids learn a little history along the way!
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A Kid's Review on March 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great historical fiction book. Unlike some books that go on for chapters without any action, this one starts off explaining things, but things are happening as it is being explained. Good for kids and adults. READ THIS BOOK!!! - by a 5th grader
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