Saturday, November 30, 2013

Alexis Cool as a Cupcake

Alexis Cool as a Cupcake
Cupcake Diaries
Coco Simon

Alexis and her three friends run a cupcake business. They are also dealing with the stresses of being in middle school. Alexis loves her job of running the business. Her friends are more than willing to let her take on all of the financial part while they just bake the cupcakes. But Alexis wants to be cool and fit in at school. And being the boss of her friends is not her idea of cool. So Alexis decides to take a break from business and see if she can improve her coolness rating. But the chaos that ensues has her wondering if maybe she should take her old job back.

The author did a great job of portraying the reality of middle school, while still creating a fun and entertaining story. Young readers will be able to relate to the girls and understand their desire to be cool. The author also addressed the boyfriend issue and handled it well. The doodle style of illustrations at the beginning of the chapters is whimsical and fun. At the end of the book are two puzzles and a list of the other books in the series.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.

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