Title: It's Raining Cupcakes
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Genre: YA Fiction
Premise: Twelve-year-old Isabel dreams of seeing the world but has never left Oregon, and so when her best friend, Sophie, tells her of a baking contest whose winners travel to New York City, she eagerly enters despite concerns about her mother, who is opening a cupcake bakery. Includes recipes.
Opinions: This was very different than I thought it was going to be, but I really enjoyed it. Isabel is a dreamer. She wants to see the world beyond her little town of Willow, Oregon. Everyone around her is going on exotic vacations, and she is stuck in Willow helping her mother get her new bakery started. It is an interesting story dealing with mother/daughter relationships, friends, depression, lack of confidence and delicious cupcakes. I enjoyed this book. It's a fun, quick read and I have to admit I wish there were more recipes because some of the cupcakes they describe sound wicked good.