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Title: The Cupcake Club Series
Authors: Sheryl & Carrie Berk
Published By: Sourcebooks (2012)
Synopsis from the first book:
Kylie will never survive fourth grade in her new school without friends. And starting a cupcake club seems the perfect way to meet other girls. But getting the club up and running is not easy- especially with trouble spelled M-e-r-e-d-i-t-h trying to ruin them. In taking on the class mean girl, Kylie and her new friends may have just bitten off more than they can chew. (Taken from Goodreads.)
The Cupcake Club Series by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk is a collection of short, sweet, and cute stories you won’t regret reading. I could easily hear Carrie’s nine-year-old voice in these stories, and yet it was written well enough that it could have been an sole adult work. Carrie and her mother have great talent and I’m glad I discovered their works.
The plots are structured, the characters are lovable, and the storylines fun and exciting. If I could use one word to describe this series, it would be “Fun!” The problems that arise for these girls are problems, yes, but in the same sense just funny situations, as they are resolved easily and simply. Full of imagination and spunk, they were creative and funny, that even in non-baking crises, baked goods and treats were worked into it. I loved them when I first read them at age thirteen, so I can only imagine how much the six- to ten- age range must be all over these books!
Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk did a great job in creating this adorable, fun, sweet series and I’ll be looking forward to the next addition.
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Recommended to: Ages 6-12 will probably like it best, but I’d say all ages can appreciate the cuteness of these stories!