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The Truth About Twinkie Pie

The Truth About Twinkie Pie
Kat Yeh
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015
Source: E-Galley
Audience: Younger Teens, Children

From Goodreads:
Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi (short for Galileo Galilei, a name she never says out loud) and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.
That's the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie, a voice-driven middle grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship.



Well, I had very little desire to try most of the recipes in this book. At the same time, I loved reading them. Who knew recipes could be written in an entertaining way, with life lessons sprinkled in? I loved how the recipes related to the chapters, too. But this book wasn’t just about food. It had relatable experiences like moving and trying to fit in. However, some of the plot lines would probably not happen to the average person - like winning a million dollars or having intense secrets. The secrets led to major twists that children probably didn’t see coming. (I figured one of them out, but not all of them.) They’ll be shocked and absorbed by the story!

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