The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

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Gigi has always had her life spelled out for her — get good grades, do her homework, go to a good school, etc.. But, when she and her sister, Didi, move to a new town, Gigi is determined to start living her life the way she wants to live it. In her new school, Gigi makes a plan to make lots of friends, join in the with popular crowd, and actually have fun. At first, Gigi’s new set of goals works perfectly. But soon she is faced with school drama, frenemies, and secrets from her and Didi’s past coming back to haunt her. Can Gigi rise above these obstacles to become her “most successful” self?

I was really expecting to be bored by this book, but it was SO good. Yes, it’s a cute, easy, read, but it has a surprising amount of depth, and the characters are the best. Gigi, of course, if one of my favorites. She’s smart, funny, and gets herself into some crazy scenarios. Perhaps the best part about this book are the recipes! If you love to cook, you’ll love having the opportunity to make the dishes Gigi talks about all the time. Also, don’t be fooled by the book’s cuteness. There are some serious plot twists — just wait until the end! If you’re a fan of realistic fiction, cooking, for “school drama books”, this book is for you. It may or may not be required to eat treats while reading it 🙂

*Lonestar, 2016

Rating: 5/5

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