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How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

23 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Tasty Treat!

How to Eat a Cupcake is told from both of the perspectives of Julia and Annie, old high school friends who parted ways after a mishap their senior year. Sometimes, this literary technique of multiple perspectives can go wrong, but in How to Eat a Cupcake it flows perfec...
How to Eat a Cupcake is told from both of the perspectives of Julia and Annie, old high school friends who parted ways after a mishap their senior year. Sometimes, this literary technique of multiple perspectives can go wrong, but in How to Eat a Cupcake it flows perfectly. Each character has such a distinct voice: Julia distant and troubled, Annie hilarious and sometimes sad, but always sassy. As we have been taught, there are two sides to every story and I like that Donohue chose to let us see both of these POV's come together, from their awkward reunion, to clashing flashbacks and current mutual understandings.

Annie and Julia are unlikely friends from the beginning and only by forgiving and understanding each other can they remain so. They come together to start a cupcakery and the descriptions of the shop and the sweets were so detailed that I longed for a cupcake ASAP!

Throughout How to Eat a Cupcake, several mysteries begin to unfold: one from their shared past and destruction of their friendship in their high school years, one involving Annie's mom and her missing recipe book and another that threatens their burgeoning business and possibly their lives.

A couple of love interests float in and out and in again, but this book is not a romance. The real relationship being dissected in detail in How to Eat a Cupcake is the bond between friends and the trust and understanding needed to put a broken friendship back together again.

Donohue has put together a perfect cupcake of a novel. The story has many levels: sweet, tart, spicy and mellow. What a great treat to curl up and pass the time with!

posted by KimballSK on April 5, 2012

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I finished How to Eat a Cupcake late last night propped up in be

I finished How to Eat a Cupcake late last night propped up in bed and drooling on my pillow! A delightfully delicious sweet story of rekindled friendship with a little romance & mystery stirred in...:)

This is the story of Annie & Julia. Best friends from very...
I finished How to Eat a Cupcake late last night propped up in bed and drooling on my pillow! A delightfully delicious sweet story of rekindled friendship with a little romance & mystery stirred in...:)

This is the story of Annie & Julia. Best friends from very different worlds who grow up together. They grow apart through childhood hurts and losses, go their separate ways & at a turning point in both their lives end up coming together again. Through the love of cupcakes and family they manage to build a thriving "Cupcakery", find love and the friendship they thought was lost along the way.

I do have one complaint...You need to include some of those mouth watering cupcake recipes!!!

posted by anniemichelle on March 6, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Great read.

    Great book about, love ,family, friendship and forgiveness.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    A+++++ Great Read!!!

    Light and easy. Just takes you away from everyday life and into Julia's and Annie's lives. Very well written. I loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Highly recommend.

    Loved the characters, loved the plot, the book and LOVED the cupcakes!! Would read m,ore by this author.

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    Posted June 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    How to Eat a Cupcake

    You pick it up and put in your mouth. Then you chew and swallow.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    This is a fun book! It is especially great for someone who likes a little romance with their cupcakes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    great book,recommend it!

    I really enjoyed this read, about two friends reuniting, feel good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Loved This Book

    Could not put it down, read it in an afternoon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Sweet reading!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by this author!


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    Posted April 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Tasty treat

    Meg Donohue is awesome!

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