2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

Tina has read 2 books toward her goal of 40 books.
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Friday, July 29, 2011

REVIEW for The Secret Ingredient

Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me this delicious book LOL

TITLE:                The Secret Ingredient

AUTHOR:          Laura Schaefer

GENRE:            Middle Grade

RATING:          4 Stars

I have read this author's previous book Teashop Girls and was anxious to read this second novel.

If I had to describe it, I would have to use cute and cuddly.  While I don't read alot of middle grade books, I have read a few recently and this one stands out for a few reasons.


Firstly, the cover AND the story make me want to sit at a quaint little bakery/tea shop and delicately sip tea and eat foods like scones.

My favorite character Annie is, as always, using her entrepreneurial spirit by writing a food blog and trying to discover the perfect scone recipe, all the while, of course, trying to naviguate through her social and love lives, which include Zach.

This book sends such a positive message to young girls - encouraging them to seek out their passions and to not be afraid to forge ahead with whatever they wish for - be it to start your own blog or become a business person in your own right one day.

This story is charming, charming and touching.  I loved it.

1 comment:

Laura Fabiani said...

Thanks for passing this one on to me. My daughter was very excited about getting it!

 
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