Isabel dreams of traveling the world but she has never left Oregon. She is envious of her friend who gets to go to summer camp and family vacations. Her mom has decided she wants to open a cupcake shop and she has moved the family to an apartment over the store. Isabel is not sure about the cupcake store but she wants to support her mom. Her mom is very enthusiastic about the store but she also suffers from depression and doubts. In addition to the cupcake store drama Isabel is determined to win a baking contest; the prize of $1000 and a trip to New York.
This is a great book for kids. Isabel is a strong determined young girl who has a lot going on in her life. I really enjoyed how she handles her family problems. She is very supportive of her mom even she has doubts. I like how she seems to roll with the punches but still has normal preteen reactions to things. Definitely a great fun read.