A Million Views
A Million Views
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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

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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A Million Views features a kid named Brewster Gaines. He loves posting his videos on YouTube and watching his views go up and up and up, always trying to reach for that seven digit number: one million views. However, his videos have always been a little underfunded or more accurately, unfunded. He has never quite gotten there. However, when one of his actor's friends is ready to pour $5,000 into a five minute trailer for a movie that doesn’t exist, Brewster takes up the challenge.

What Do You Do with Friends Who Don't Return Your Messages? A Million Views is a story about a twelve-year-old boy named Brewster Gaines. He is very introverted, and therefore, he doesn’t have any friends. Brewster focuses on his life and ignores problems in his family. Brewster only loves to make videos and post them on YouTube. He always dreams of getting a million views. One day he needs one more person to be in his ten-second video so he approaches one of his classmates Carly, to cast with him in it.

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