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Sprinkles and Secrets
     

Sprinkles and Secrets

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by Lisa Schroeder
 

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Sophie has to choose between fame and friendship in this confectionary companion to It’s Raining Cupcakes.

Twelve-year-old Sophie has always dreamed of becoming an actress and being in front of the camera. So when she’s offered an opportunity to audition for a TV commercial spot—and a chance to make her dreams come true—she

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Sophie has to choose between fame and friendship in this confectionary companion to It’s Raining Cupcakes.

Twelve-year-old Sophie has always dreamed of becoming an actress and being in front of the camera. So when she’s offered an opportunity to audition for a TV commercial spot—and a chance to make her dreams come true—she’s over-the-moon happy. But then she finds out what exactly she’ll be advertising: the scrumptious, ever-popular brownies from Beatrice’s Brownies. And there’s just one problem with Beatrice’s Brownies….the brand is the number one competitor to It’s Raining Cupcakes, the shop owned by her best friend Isabel’s family.
     Sophie has a tough choice to make: Follow her dreams or betray her best friend. What’s a girl to do?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—In this sequel to It's Raining Cupcakes (S & S, 2010), Isabel has won a baking contest and now it is her BFF's turn to make her dream of becoming an actress come true. The only problem is that the TV commercial Sophie's been offered is for Beatrice's Brownies, the rival bakery to Isabel's family's shop. When she has to choose between her big break and her best friend, she stalls by lying. The story is told in a similar style to the first book with chapter headings named after favorite treats. Sophie is a likable girl who cares very much about her friends. However, as in the previous story, supporting characters lack depth, including Isabel. Sophie's creative solutions to her problems are realistically kidlike, and the happy ending will give readers the warm and fuzzies, as will the included recipes.—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ
Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
Sophie, avid about acting, is also an original and creative girl. If a reader gets nothing else but the idea of a pick-me-up list when in a turmoil of emotions, this book is one to grow on...which the sugar-filled desserts which provide the image for the book are not. On the other hand, what middle schooler isn't more interested in snack and dessert than lunch? Sophie's turmoil turns on her first modeling job, to model for a franchise that will be in direct competition with her best friend's mother's wonderful, but not yet successful, cupcake shop. First Sophie tries to not take the job, then with the advice of family and friends she decides she will, and then she tries to hide the nature of the job from Sophie. Meanwhile she builds rewarding friendships with an unlikely nerd and actually finds him a new guy friend, develops her girly friendships with acting friends, and finally comes clean to best friend Isabel, a budding chef who's discovered her own new friend at a cooking competition in New York City. Sophie discovers that her best friend Isabel really is a BEST friend, who wants Sophie to be a star just as much as Sophie wants Isabel to follow her dreams. This froth of a book is keyed directly to young girls and their sometimes confusing relationships with each other. It may help them to navigate some of the perils of friendship while enjoying an escape into sweetness. Reviewer: Elisabeth Greenberg
Kirkus Reviews

Twelve-year-old Sophie faces a difficult dilemma; deciding between loyalty to her best friend and seizing the opportunity of a life time.

An aspiring actress, Sophie's upcoming audition for a commercial may be the big break she has been waiting for. When she discovers the commercial is for the rival of her best friend's faltering family business, Sophie experiences a crisis of conscience. In this sequel to It's Raining Cupcakes (2010), Schroeder delves into the complexity of middle-school friendships. Sophie struggles with a confusing kaleidoscope of feelings, including her jealousy over Isabel's chance to compete in a bake-off and her elation/guilt over the audition. Sophie and Isabel's friendship is jeopardized when Sophie's impulsive decision to lie is revealed. With the help of her new friend Dennis, Sophie may be able to achieve her dreams and salvage her friendship with Isabel. While there are the many references to A Bridge to Terabithia in a potentially intriguing subplot, its story line is not fully developed, and the connection may be too ambiguous for readers unfamiliar with the classic tale.

Schroeder skillfully evokes the turbulence of pre-adolescence as she explores the delicate balance of being a true friend while remaining true to yourself. (Fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442422650
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
650,273
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Lisa Schroeder is the author of the teen verse novels The Day Before; I Heart You, You Haunt Me and its companion novel, Chasing Brooklyn; Far from You; and the teen prose novel Falling for You. She is also the author of the middle grade prose novels It’s Raining Cupcakes, Sprinkles and Secrets, and Frosting and Friendship. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at LisaSchroederBooks.com or on Twitter at @Lisa_Schroeder.

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Sprinkles and Secrets 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
Frank Capella More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. If anyone EVER tells you that this book is bad, DO NOT LISTEN. Listen to ME. This is the BEST BOOK EVER. No joke.Also read Its Raining Cupcakes. It is just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Friendship or hardship? The book Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder is a book filled with surprises and suspense. Lisa Schroeder tells the story of two girls who are best friends and have different passions. Isabel is interested in baking while Sophie likes acting. Isabel helps her mom at their cupcakes shop, It’s Raining Cupcakes. The business is going slow for her family since a new brownie shop, Beatrice’s Brownies opened up. On the other hand Sophie has found herself an agent to kick off her acting career. Her agent recommends that she auditions for a commercial for Beatrice’s Brownies. Sophie is torn between two paths and doesn’t know which one she should choose. Should she start off her acting career by hurting a friend? I recommend this book for people who enjoy realistic fiction stories, friendship, and suspense. This is the second book in the series. The first book is, It’s Raining Cupcakes, by Lisa Schroeder. Both books were wonderful. I recommend that you read both books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Other then all the typos, it was a.good book! Would give it 4 and 1/2 if I could!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. I read this book the second day it came out. So cuddle up and read it with a cold glass of milk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great book although there were a lot of spelling mistakes!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet, but first I want to know, is this a sequel to It's raining cupcakes?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing it was verry good but there were lot of spelling mistakes:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Millions & millions of typeos, but i figures them out Awesome sauce book, though &bull;<:D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book Sprinkles and Sercrets. I couldn't put it down. I just don't understand why Sophie lied to her friend. There was some spelling mistakes like eupeakes which meant cupcakes. I enjoyed the story and I hope you will enjoy it to. From, Roseletta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like this book try its rainning cupcakes,!! Love, Lily!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first one so good if you do not like this book try its raining cupcakes so cute books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read all of the conections to the other book make you want to look back and read the first book all over again! I read the first book when a friend recommended it to me, I loved it! I just recommended this book to her and she loved it, I was so intwined into this book I read it in one night and finished the first book again the following night to help me understand the second book a little more but also have a mind refresh, I would deffinetly read both of the books over and over again! You need to read the first to understand the second, when I finished the first I could not wait for the second to come out, but it was so worth the wait, hope she makes another one! Wish I could give it way more stars! It is definetly worth the money! Offer your parents to pay for it and they will get all mushy and say that they will pay for it my parents did at least but they also luv me more than stars in the sky and I love them back! Anyway just save up your money show them that you have the money and just maybe they will pay for it but either way you will still have the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who cares if they have spelling mistakes she must have meant to do that people check it you know i would give it 5 stars my eyes would not get off the pages this book is awesome but first i would read Raining Cupcake
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book but lots of mistakes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounds very good. I read the first and really liked it. From pandaheart123
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is abreally good read! You have tonread the first book It's Raining Cupcakes to know what this is about!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love and adore this book. It is so amazing. I loved It's Raining Cupcakes. The recipes in the back of this book sound sooo good!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book is there another book after this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good book!!!! Try Its Raining Cupcakes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and a definte sweet treat. Read it or weep. -Jocelyn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so awesome anybody have suggestions for other books like this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
is this book good???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever and if you guys liked this you should read Its Raining Cupcakes!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book well written but lots of spelling errors but Im really happy in It's Raining Cupcakes they didnt tell if Isabel won the baking contest so I always love that like when you finish a book and its a cliff hanger utill the next one. I reccomend this book to about 8+ peopel because since there are speeling errors some kids wouldnt know what it ment.