Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises

Stella is the only daughter of two foodies. Her father is a world renown chef and her mother is the owner of Open Kitchen a hip restaurant where the patrons get to interact with a wide variety of celebrity chefs and eat their yummy chef food. Stella, however, is not a foodie. Nope. Stella likes Burger King and hot dogs and Kraft macaroni and cheese. Then she gets a sweet intern gig at a local paper. The catch? She’s got to write about food. Fancy chef food. Foodie food. Things are about to change.

Add in a love triangle and you’ve got the general idea.

I liked this book. It was sweet, made me really hungry, and had me rooting for Stella (even though on occasion I wanted to shake her). She’s got great parents, even though they aren’t perfect, great friends, and normal everyday girl problems. She’s a very relatable character.

It’s got a cute cover too, which doesn’t hurt. I think this one will be popular with your middle school and high school girls.

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