A MILLION VIEWS is the highly anticipated new release from veteran children’s author Aaron Starmer, perfect for readers interested in film making, video editing, TikTok, YouTube, and everything else that goes into making a video go viral.
A MILLION VIEWS is a heartfelt story of friendship, family, and filmmaking. Readers follow Brewster Gaines in his quest to make a video and get a million views – what he didn’t count on was needing friends to get there.
Brewster loves everything about making videos. The planning, the filming, the editing, and especially the feeling of watching his YouTube views tick up and up. So, what if he doesn’t have friends to film with or parents who are home every night for dinner? He’s got a phone and a tripod and a lofty goal:
But when he enlists the acting chops of charismatic new kid Carly for a ten-second video, he gets more than he bargained for. Her intimidating friend Rosa soon steps in with funding to produce an epic fantasy trailer, and before long, their tiny team is adding cast and crew. What started as a simple shoot
mutates into a full-fledged movie production, complete with method-acting cosplayers, special effects, and a monster made of a go-kart. That’s when Brewster realizes that getting to a million views may be harder than he ever imagined
- 12 and up