The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

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Title: The Truth About Twinkie Pie

Author: Kat Yeh

Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2015)

Synopsis: There’s something about asking for Impossible Things. For one little second, they feel Possible.
Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi. Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the North Shore of Long Island. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.
That’s the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie, a voice-driven middle-grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship. (Taken from Goodreads.)

Review:

This book was very well done. The author is very talented and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

While at first glance this seemed to me like one of those silly, short chapter books for little kids, it’s really anything but. Detailed themes intertwine over the course of the story, themes that honestly would be more appreciated by an older audience. The characters were lovable and relatable; the plotline was interesting and fun, with a touch of mystery.

The ending was phenomenal: it wasn’t one of those endings that you see coming or are wondering about, but it literally came out of nowhere and bam! everything is revealed. The way GiGi handled it, as well, was very realistic and extremely—I can not emphasize this enough—extremely well done.

Negative Content:

None.

Rating: 4.5

Recommended to: Anyone!

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