Saturday, June 2, 2012

Confectionately Yours: Save the Cupcake!

by Lisa Papademetriou
Scholastic, 2012.  231 pgs. Fiction

This is the first book in a new series for middle grade girls. Seventh grader, Hayley is a girl whose life has begun to spin out of control.  After her parent’s divorce, and the move, nothing is the same anymore. Her best girl friend is drifting into the more popular crowd at school and her best guy friend has begun acting weird now that the two of them aren’t little kids anymore. Hayley finds sweet escape from all her problems by baking gourmet cupcakes of every variety and selling them at her Grandmother’s tearoom. The best part of this book is that whenever a specific kind of cupcake is mentioned, the recipe is included. I must admit that I was sorely tempted to put down the book and try baking a couple of these because they sounded so delicious in the story. The other delightful thing about this book is Hayley’s “confessions”.  Following a chapter, Hayley will sometimes admit that she hasn’t told the whole truth in regards to certain aspects of the story she just told.  She will then enlighten the reader with the details she withheld. Middle grade girls will adore everything about this fluffy light confection of a novel and will soon be clamoring for the sequel which comes out later this year.

1 comment:

Andrea Mack said...

This sounds like such a fun book! I'll have to look for it.