#Read æ Save the Cupcake! ⚦ eBook or E-pub free

This was hilarious. Hayley is having enough trouble adjusting to middle school without having to deal with her father s new girlfriend, her mother s unemployment, or the fact that she likes one of her friends who is a boy kind of asthan a friend Her family has moved into her grandmother s apartment above her struggling tea shop, so Hayley spends a lot of time helping out, creating new recipes for cupcakes and trying to get her grandmother to realize that she has to keep up with the times if she wants her Hayley is having enough trouble adjusting to middle school without having to deal with her father s new girlfriend, her mother s unemployment, or the fact that she likes one of her friends who is a boy kind of asthan a friend Her family has moved into her grandmother s apartment above her struggling tea shop, so Hayley spends a lot of time helping out, creating new recipes for cupcakes and trying to get her grandmother to realize that she has to keep up with the times if she wants her business to be successful Can Hayley manage to keep her life together and make it through the year without any major catastrophes Strengths The cover An easy sell right there I can t order enough realistic fiction for girls to keep up with the demand, especially when there is a little bit of romance and some cupcake recipes thrown in.Weaknesses I ve had enough about cupcakes and struggling tea rooms, but my students absolutely have not Why is this not in hardcover Hasn t Ms Papademetriou written enough that she should get a hard cover I think so #Read ó Save the Cupcake! ⚛ This delicious new series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is a real treat full of humor and heart and cupcakes Confession My life is soooo not sprinkles and sunshineHayley s world is far from perfect her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother s apar This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In this book, Hayley Hicks is no ordinary girl Her parents are divorced and she lives with her grandmother in her apartment Her best friends, Marco and Artie, don t seem like best friends any Her crush is in eighth grade and likes Artie Her dad Has a new girlfriend that is not her mom One of the only thing that makes her happy is baling cupcakes and coming up with recipes She also works at her grandmother s cafe But the school might ban any type of treat and Hayley has to come up with In this book, Hayley Hicks is no ordinary girl Her parents are divorced and she lives with her grandmother in her apartment Her best friends, Marco and Artie, don t seem like best friends any Her crush is in eighth grade and likes Artie Her dad Has a new girlfriend that is not her mom One of the only thing that makes her happy is baling cupcakes and coming up with recipes She also works at her grandmother s cafe But the school might ban any type of treat and Hayley has to come up with a way to save the cupcakes In the end the cupcakes are banned but she overcame her fear of oral presentations Her mom makes the cafe very popular and decides to turn down her job offer And Hayley made some new friends, Megan and Kyle, and has fixed her friendship with Marco The only thing she needs to fix is her friendship with Artie One of the main reasons i like this book is because in between chapters she explains why something happened or what she hasn t told anyone I really enjoyed this book It didn t really have that cant put the book down factor, but it was still very good I especially liked it because I can definately relate I am a girl in middle school that loves to bake and has some serious friend problems This story could relate to a lot of people because of all of the things that happen I would definatley say that this book is worth buying even though it is a quick read The only thing that disappointed me was that not every problem was resol I really enjoyed this book It didn t really have that cant put the book down factor, but it was still very good I especially liked it because I can definately relate I am a girl in middle school that loves to bake and has some serious friend problems This story could relate to a lot of people because of all of the things that happen I would definatley say that this book is worth buying even though it is a quick read The only thing that disappointed me was that not every problem was resolved with her friends but I m sure that all will be explained in the next book This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This story is almost like Lisa s Ice Dreams Sixth Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me because in all 3, the girl s parents are divorced Anyway, it s a great story, Hayley starts realizing the truths about almost everyone Her crush seems to like her now ex best friend, Artemis Artie Her friend, Marco, is a bit avoiding Hayley because of his maybe little crush on her Her mom starts to run the Tea Room with her mother, Hayley s Gran, in the end of the book Chloe finally gets a real friend, Rupert This story is almost like Lisa s Ice Dreams Sixth Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me because in all 3, the girl s parents are divorced Anyway, it s a great story, Hayley starts realizing the truths about almost everyone Her crush seems to like her now ex best friend, Artemis Artie Her friend, Marco, is a bit avoiding Hayley because of his maybe little crush on her Her mom starts to run the Tea Room with her mother, Hayley s Gran, in the end of the book Chloe finally gets a real friend, Rupert Her dad Well, she tries to get along with her dad s girlfriend , Annie And she finally gets a new friend, Meghan, and can finally make one speech without barfing xD Find outspecifically in this book, worth recommending nice little fluff book quick read if you are looking for a no brainer slightly disappointing ending just because the author doesn t really resolve all the threads , it was obviously left open for the next book Taking the Cake. My mom and I love to bake, and this was a great book to read with her The drama that the main character is deal with is what is happening to me in real life. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here WARNING This review contains spoilers I am surprised myself that I am giving this book 5 stars There are so many cupcake themed books that I honestly never stopped to consider that any one or other might really be a worthwhile read I can t keep up with all the books Isabelle brings home from the library, but she found a recipe in this book that we tried the Spicy Mexican Chocolate Hotheads , sans the spices so that we actually made regular molten chocolate cupcakes and they we WARNING This review contains spoilers I am surprised myself that I am giving this book 5 stars There are so many cupcake themed books that I honestly never stopped to consider that any one or other might really be a worthwhile read I can t keep up with all the books Isabelle brings home from the library, but she found a recipe in this book that we tried the Spicy Mexican Chocolate Hotheads , sans the spices so that we actually made regular molten chocolate cupcakes and they were amazing So, I figured I d give the book a shot First, let me commend the author on her commitment to diversity Not only is the protagonist s grandmother British, but her sister has an African American friend, her father has a Thai girlfriend, they have a Pakistani neighbor, a Jewish friend with a gluten allergy has a crush on a Muslim, another friend has a sister with autism, and a classmate is BLIND Seems like that s a pretty impressive cast considering the main characters are Caucasian Second, I really liked the authenticity of Hayley s voice I could totally appreciate her perspective The Confession chapters strewn throughout the book were very effective in illustrating how kids growing up have to reconcile their past experiences and real emotions with new experiences that they aren t sure how to process Hayley is entirely relatable in the way she has to put up a front with her friends and classmates, not because she is in any way fake , but because life is complex, and she s still figuring things out I was surprised that this book dealt with real issues that many middle schoolers could probably identify with While other books in the same genre may tend towards the over the top the Mother Daughter Book Club series comes to mind , this book seemed to keep it real Hayley struggles with her parents divorce, and she needs to come to terms with friendships that are evolving and devolving Plus, when Hayley and Meghan fight to save the cupcake , we actually got a realistic ending, not the fairy tale ending that I feared In fact, it was interesting that the story was set in Massachusetts This book was published in 2012, and though many readers may not be aware, MA actually passed a law in 2011, in response to health concerns, to restrict the foods that can be distributed and sold in schools While the plot of the story required a confrontation between those for and against the ban, it sort of seemed to me that the author didn t really want to take a side on the issue The main arguments for each side were delineated, but not especially fleshed out I think both sides had good points I will say, though, that as the mother of a child with life threatening food allergies, I have seen the look of disappointment when my son still in elementary school can t eat the birthday cake that everyone else is eating He always gets his own safe special treat, but it s not the same as the birthday cake, and like Hayley said on page 147 of my edition , Not everyone can handle being different So apparently cupcakes are huge right now The Cupcake Diaries books are flying on my shelves, so I thought it wouldn t hurt to look into some of the other cupcake y series out there This was a fun, not too heavy but not too light middle grade read with what looks like some excellent recipes I m dying to try the french toast cupcakes I know Lisa Papademetriou mostly through her Disney fairies books, which I ve always enjoyed, so I m looking forward to seeing where she takes this series If n So apparently cupcakes are huge right now The Cupcake Diaries books are flying on my shelves, so I thought it wouldn t hurt to look into some of the other cupcake y series out there This was a fun, not too heavy but not too light middle grade read with what looks like some excellent recipes I m dying to try the french toast cupcakes I know Lisa Papademetriou mostly through her Disney fairies books, which I ve always enjoyed, so I m looking forward to seeing where she takes this series If nothing else, I m glad to have something new to put in the hands of all my little cupcake fans