The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis

“Thirteen-year-old Amelie Day loves to bake so she’s thrilled when she’s invited to compete in the Best Teen Baker of the Year contest. But Amelie has Cystic Fibr26838478osis, and some days she can barely breathe. Determined not to let her condition or her mom stop her from taking part, Amelie musters all her Flour Power. But will it be enough to get her to the top?” -Goodreads

This was a cute middle-grade read about a girl who wants nothing more than to follow her dreams. The main reason to pick up this book is for the food descriptions. Every time I would sit down with this book I’d end up hungry. Even the scrambled eggs sounded heavenly.
I did have some trouble with Amelie only being 13. It felt like the story was centered around someone a little older, but she spoke like she was younger. There weren’t a lot of details, like around her boyfriend Harry or her best friend, and I really feel like those could have been fleshed out a little more.

The ending was incredibly abrupt and caught me off-guard. Everything wrapped up so fast and soap-operaish that I think my head spun. It’s a cute and quick read, but not one that I’d overly recommend.

3 out of 5 cats.




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