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Falling Star


Falling Star
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    big-headed, collarbone, conceited, femur, lapel, celebrity, brink, entertainer, fans, stage, pointer, production, offend, concrete, self-centered, detrimental
     content words:    Vance Dinkle


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Falling Star   

1     Vance d'Angelo was off stage, listening to the applause of the spectators. He loved to bask in the glow of their devotion - or maybe it was the heat from the stage lights. Whatever. He was the biggest celebrity to hit the concert trail in a decade. The event was so important that they were broadcasting it on pay-per-view TV! Maybe he was prejudiced, but Vance believed that no other entertainer had ever given a concert of more significance than this one.
 
2     Vance looked down at his likeness, painted on the body of his guitar. He nodded with satisfaction, stroking the lapel of his coat. The full-length sable coat that he wore had caused his agent some concern.
 
3     "Fur may offend some of your fans," Georgio had said. "Furthermore, wearing such an item of clothing during a televised production may make you appear narcissistic, conceited, big-headed! It could be detrimental to your career!"

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