Smart Cookie

Smart Cookie

by Elly Swartz


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Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz

Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.

Frankie knows she'll be in big trouble if Dad discovers she secretly posted a dating profile for him online. But she's determined to find him a wife, even if she ends up grounded for life. Frankie wants what she had before Mom died. A family of three. Two is a pair of socks or the wheels on a bicycle or a busy weekend at the B&B where Frankie and Dad live. Three is a family. And Frankie's is missing a piece.

But Operation Mom is harder to pull off than Frankie expects. None of the Possibles are very momish, the B&B's guests keep canceling, Frankie's getting the silent treatment from her once best friend, and there's a maybe-ghost hanging around. Worst of all, Gram and Dad are definitely hiding secrets of their own.

If a smart cookie like Frankie wants to save the B&B and find her missing piece, she's going to have to figure out what secrets are worth keeping and when it's time to let go.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338143560
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 148,678
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elly Swartz is the author of Finding Perfect. She loves hiking, Twizzlers, writing for kids, and anything with her family. Shortly after writing a few chapters of her first book, she found inspiration in the most unexpected place. She opened her Bazooka Joe bubble gum fortune and it read, "You have the ability to become outstanding in literature." That fortune remains tacked to the bulletin board next to her desk. Elly is a graduate of Boston University and the Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in the Boston area, is happily married, and has two grown sons and a beagle named Lucy. You can find out more about her at

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SMParker More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful, funny, endearing novel and I was so sad for it to end. Swartz is masterful at creating a lovable MC and a full, rich family (this book is all about filling the holes in that family). Swartz normalizes the issues so many families deal with--in particular: grief, OCD, hoarding, new love, friendships) and this book will help so many kids to accept themselves, and the ones they love. I became a huge fan of Swartz with her debut FINDING PERFECT and this MG sophomore effort is as close to perfect as any family, person or story can come! Highly recommend!