July 5, 2012

Speed Date: Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Beck

The Deal: Kylie has never quite felt like she fit in at her new school, particularly because the queen B, Meredith, dislikes her and keeps the other girls of her grade from being friends with her.

After one disastrous drama-club performance, Kylie feels more in the outs than ever.But with the help of her new drama teacher Kylie decides to form a baking club, and soon she and the other class misfits - Jenna, Lexi and Sadie - are baking like mad. 

After a couple less than successful tries, the girls get the baking going  - each girl playing to their own strengths, like Lexi's artistic side puts her in charge of decorations and Jenna is the chief taster - and, without even meaning to, a business too. 

My Thoughts: Peace, Love and Cupcakes is a rather sweet book, I don't deny it, but it's also a very young book - the characters are all in the third grade - which makes some of the things that happens even more unbelievable than usual. 

Still, for the younger crowd, I think it might be very enjoyable - the chapters are short, the language simple and the plot cute - but I can't really see teens or even tweens sticking to the book for long.  

What's a Book Speed Date, you ask? It's a quickie review--about 150 words or so--of any genre book (variety is the spice of life, after all).

If you want to join in or just read other speed date reviews, check out The Book Swarm

PS - If you're looking for a cupcake book for older readers, try The Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon or The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

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