05. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Food

Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder , 224 pages, read by Angie, on 11/04/2012

Sophie wants nothing more than to be an actress someday. She loves chocolate and musicals and her best friend Isabel. Sophie finds out that she has been selected to audition for a commercial and she is super excited until she learns who the commercial is for…Beatrice’s Brownies. Beatrice’s Brownies is a rival for It’s Raining Cupcakes the store Isabel’s parents operate. How can she be in a commercial for their competition? Especially when Cupcakes isn’t doing so well. How can she tell her best friend? It will break her heart, ruin her family’s business and destroy their friendship.

This is a nice story about friendship and what you do for your friends. Sophie doesn’t always make the best decisions but she really has everyone’s best interests at heart. She has to deal with wanting to be an actress, her friendship with Isabel, her new friendship with a boy and her family. Each chapter is about a different food (mostly chocolate) and there are recipes at the back. Sophie is going through a lot of things other kids her age go through and it makes for a fun, enjoyable story. I’m definitely going to have to read It’s Raining Cupcakes now.

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