Sunday, May 23, 2010

My First Middle-Grade Review!

Ok, it's Lydia again, and Amy has not posted in a while becasue she is (once again) book-hopping, and just got two new ones that she has been DYING for! I'm personally dying for Thirteen Plus One by Lauren Myracle, but that's just me... ok, on to the review!!

It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder (summary from inside flap of the book)
Tweleve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of Oregon. She spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels just like buttercream frosting to a cupcake--stuck.
It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off in New York City!
But Isabel's best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie's way. To make matters worse, Isabel and her mom don't excatly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter.

I thought that this was a cute read. It's exam time, and it kind of relieved the stress of exams for a few minutes a day. I liked it a lot, but there were some parts of it that didn't seem very real to me, like when Isbels's hair gets messed up, that just didn't seem very much like that something that would happen. And the relationship between Sophie and Isabel was kind of shaky throughout the book.
Other than a few small flaws, It's Raining Cupcakes was was a fun, cute and sticky sweet book, just like cupcakes!


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