Saturday, July 28, 2012

"The Cupcake Queen" by Heather Hepler~ It Was Okay

I actually finished reading "The Cupcake Queen" by Heather Hepler earlier this month but just remember that I hadn't shared my brief comments on my blog.
Here's the Goodreads synopsis: When her mother moves them from the city to a small town to open up a cupcake bakery, Penny's life isn't what she expected. Her father has stayed behind, and Mom isn't talking about what the future holds for their family. And then there's Charity, the girl who plays mean pranks almost daily. There are also bright spots in Hog's Hollow-like Tally, an expert in Rock Paper Scissors, and Marcus, the boy who is always running on the beach. But just when it looks as though Penny is settling in, her parents ask her to make a choice that will turn everything upside down again. A sweet novel about love, creativity, and accepting life's unexpected turns.
Along with another reader on Goodreads, I also purchased the book because of the beautiful cupcakes on the cover. I found myself remembering my awkward junior and high school years and really caring for Penny. It wasn't pleasant memories but I continued reading the book knowing it would have the typical good ending. I did loved how Penny learned to appreciate her live in Hogg's Hollow and stop being so hard on those who loved her. That's something we can learn to do! My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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