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Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes is a terrific and light tween book you can be happy about putting into your daughter's hands. . If you are ok with putting stories about boys and crushes into your middle reader's hands, then this is a great one to start with. Note the gi...
. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes is a terrific and light tween book you can be happy about putting into your daughter's hands. . If you are ok with putting stories about boys and crushes into your middle reader's hands, then this is a great one to start with. Note the girls in this story don't have much interaction with boys, they mostly just talk about them. . While the title might seem otherwise, the main theme here is friendship and girlfriends, not boys. The main characters in Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes are three seventh grade girls who have been best friends forever. Georgia is the quiet one, Kate is the loud, somewhat trouble-making one and Olivia is the bookish reporter type, always jotting down her observations in her notebooks. The story is set within the apartment building where the girls live in Brooklyn and it takes place all on one day - Valentine's Day. But this isn't your usual Valentine's Day, this is a snow day. Given that New York City schools almost never close, this is a special event. (Clearly this book was written before this crazy winter (2011) we are experiencing right now here in NY!) The girls are equally excited and disappointed. A snow day is great, but now they won't get an opportunity to see the boys they have crushes on at school. They will have to wait a whole year for another Valentine's opportunity to mingle with them on the most romantic (read: over-hyped) day of the year. Georgia's parents own a restaurant called Chen's Kitchen and it is located on the first floor of the building. The Chens are also disappointed with this snow situation, because Valentine's Day should be one of the biggest days of the year for them, and now that's ruined. The girls make the best of it. Mrs. Chen teaches the girls how to make the homemade fortune cookies that Chen's Kitchen is famous for, and the girls have a ball. While making the cookies Mrs. Chen regales the girls with stories of what the building used to be like - when neighbors knew each other and gathered in the hallways for meals and gossip. The girls cannot even imagine an environment like that. They probably wouldn't have even met each other if they didn't live on the same floor and go to the same school. The girls hatch a plan. They decide to pass the fortune cookies out to all their neighbors as they will most likely be home, everyone is snowed in. The girls hope the friendly gesture and the yummy, slightly magical treats may just bring some of that friendliness back to the building. Kate also heard her crush, Brendan, may be visiting the building! The girls have a long day filled with the angst of seventh grade girl friendships, especially when boys are introduced into those friendships. The author handles this with great care and really respects the age and the dramas that go along with it. Her characters don't really even interact with their crushes, but they sure do talk a lot about them! However, after a long day of meeting all kinds of neighbors, the girls ultimately come to realize how valuable their friendship is and that boys shouldn't take away from that. I love that message! It's a good one for girls heading into this age group.

posted by Sweetonbooks on February 15, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Dont read it!!!!!

NOT GOOD!!!

posted by Anonymous on January 8, 2012

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Anoumous

    That is an awesome book

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Sweet treats

    Very entertaining to read and is very fun

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the best book!!!!i read this book and another book by the same author and they both ROCKED!!!!!!!!!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    When a blizzard ruins Valentine’s Day and three middle sch

    When a blizzard ruins Valentine’s Day and three middle school girls are stuck making Fortune Cookies and giving them to their lonely neighbors-they tell each other the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other.They were disappointed because they were ready to give their crushes in school a fortune cookie with a special message in it.The three main characters of the book are Kate,which is the one who keeps up with all the gossip and a troublemaker,Georgia is the quiet one,and Olivia is like a book reporter,she always writes down her observations in her notebook.The book is called Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes and it’s by Lisa Greenwald.This book is for ages 10 and up and the genre of it is fiction.They learn to make the cookies because Georgia’s parents own a restaurant in the same apartment on the first floor.After a whole day of making Fortune cookies and meeting all their neighbors,they realize how close they are to each other and that boys shouldn’t change that.I would say that the book is well paced and well written.I thought that this book was fantastic and it had a great ending.I would give this book 5 stars because of how it digs deep into the girl’s life and the problems they’ve had.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Great

    This was a very good book!!! I could not believe how good this book was!!!! If you liked this book you should look at more books by this author!!!!!! She is a tr¿s perfect author

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    awsome

    the coolest book ever

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    love the poem thinggies

    i like the poems on the fortune cookies

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Wow

    This book reminds me of how pbj connects to jerry- a smart ADHD kid who likes me. They both have glasses, can draw, are polite, and very very quiet, except jerry' s small XD. Anyways im in 7 th grade and luv luv luv this book baiiiii- Thehanu Therru Collins

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Awesome

    Just finished! Cant believe it was that good!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Awsome

    Its so good read it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Awesome

    This book was reallt gopd and i thought it was going to suck because of the name but i waas wrong and who ever wants to read dont think twice pick it up

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    GREAT READ!!!!!!!!!

    This is a great book!!! I would recommend this book to 10 to 13 year old girls. It is a great story about friendship!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Good

    Luv it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    I just read the sample...

    And it seems great i am going to buy it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    TopTen

    This is SO on my list top ten fave books. I mean what is not to love about this book?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    sounds GREAT

    I really want to read it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Confidence

    This book gave me confidence. I hope there are more books like this! I got confidence so now i can talk to my crush. Best author ever! I could picture the whole thing in my head.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Hi

    An awesome book (jazzy)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Dngngjf

    Totally loved it! It's witty and at the end, the story has meaning. Really, really, really good!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Over all it was a great book it started out slow but when it got to the good part i couldn't put the book down!!!!!!!

    !

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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