Age Group: Middle Grade
Other Books by This Author: Chasing Brooklyn, I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Far From You
Received From: Publisher
Lisa Schroeder gives readers a sweet treat in her first non-verse novel, It’s Raining Cupcakes.
Twelve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of Oregon. She spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels just like buttercream frosting to a cupcake – stuck.
It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off in New York City!
But Isabel’s best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie’s way. To make matters worse, Isabel and her mom don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter.
In this sweet treat by popular teen author Lisa Schroeder, Isabel discovers that maybe it’s not about where you go in life as much as it is about enjoying the view from wherever you are.
I really wanted to read It’s Raining Cupcakes because my Mother in-law owns a cupcake shop and because it sounded just plain cute! What I didn’t expect was the great substance this book had! Isabel is 12 and all she really wants is to travel. She has never left Oregon in her whole life and she thinks the time to get out is definitely now since her mom is opening up a cupcake shop. Instead of traveling over the summer Isabel will be making cupcakes and learning some very important lessons.
It’s Raining Cupcakes was as sweet as a strawberry lemonade cupcake. I shouldn’t have expect anything less from Lisa Schroeder. I have read and loved all of her YA titles and now I have read and loved her middle grade title also.
The story was sweet and like I said before it had great substance. Isabel had real problems and she had to learn to deal with them. Isabel is a very realistic and likable character. Shes not perfect and that makes her all the more enjoyable to read about.
All in all, I really liked this book even if it isn’t my usual kind of read. I think preteens and even some teens will really love it. Lisa Schroeder is a is an incredible story teller.