A fire escape is really not
an escape at all.
Traveling to New York,
now that would be an escape.
Isabel lives in Willow, Oregon. She hates that she's never been outside of Oregon. And she has a plan to change that! She's entering a baking contest for kids and the finalists get to travel to New York City.
Isabel's family is opening a cupcake shop in Willow called It's Raining Cupcakes. So, naturally she'll enter a cupcake recipe, right? Right? Maybe. She can't decide. It's complicated. A lot of things are complicated for Isabel this summer.
Besides the contest, her relationships are complicated. She's jealous and a tad annoyed with her BFF Sophie. Isabel wants her mother to be happy. That seems impossible. Isabel wants to be happy too. Can they both be happy at once?
It's Raining Cupcakes is a great book. Isabel is real and you want to root for her. You feel her struggle to make herself and everyone else happy. You feel her love for her mother. You understand her relationship with Sophie. Isabel makes you love her. And want to bake cupcakes. At least I wanted to bake after I was finished reading It's Raining Cupcakes.
Recommendation: I recommend this book for 5th-8th grade girls. Especially those struggling with their moms. I'd also recommend for moms of 5th-8th grade girls who are struggling with their daughters.
Length: 193 pages (including two yummy recipes)
Rating: All Time!
It's Raining Cupcakes is available on March 9. Click here to order from Barnes & Noble
You can learn more about Lisa Schroeder on her website
I love It's Raining Cupcakes so much that I'm going to give my copy away (you know the old saying, if you love something set it free). One entry for each of the following:
1. follow the blog (Click on follow in the right hand column)
2. leave a comment telling me your favorite cupcake flavor
3. tweet about the contest (@aimeebartis)
AND MORE CUPCAKE GOODNESS!!
I'll have an interview with Lisa on the blog next Tuesday, March 9 to celebrate It's Raining Cupcake's release!