Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 book 319

Kat Yeh's The Truth About Twinkie Pie
SUPER cute and moving middle grade book about 7th grade GiGi, whose older sister has just moved them from South Carolina to Long Island so GiGi can attend a fancy school--where she's immediately befriended by the popular boy, and thus immediately finds the popular girl an enemy. But really this is about GiGi and her sister, and the stories of their dead mother, not to mention lipstick and FAMILY SECRETS. Even though I guessed a couple of plot points, nothing about this felt trite or cliched--all the characters were really great, strongly written, and real, and I loved the way this ended. There are recipes after every chapter, which does impede the flow of the story a little, but some of them are things I actually want to try making. A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on January 27th.

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