Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis


Thirteen-year-old Amelie Day loves to bake so she's thrilled when she's invited to compete in the Best Teen Baker of the Year contest. But Amelie has Cystic Fibrosis, and some days she can barely breathe. Determined not to let her condition or her mom stop her from taking part, Amelie musters all her Flour Power. But will it be enough to get her to the top?

*Children and parents who love baking will appreciate Amelie’s devotion to the hobby*Fans of Food Network reality shows will love the aspect of competition*The protagonist is a feisty, independent thirteen-year-old, who many young girls will look up to *The text features several recipes and tips for aspiring bakers

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


This book was amazing and really touched my heart and some parts even made me cry. Amelie Day suffers from an illness and will be lucky to reach the age of 18. She has wonderful friends and family and all she ever wanted to do is bake her perfectly delicious beautiful tasty food. 

My favorite character is Amelie because she has a heart of gold and the courage of a lion even though she knows that she could die at any year, month, week, or day. She continues to live life and makes every moment special and meaningful.

My favorite part is when Amelie talks about Harry or baking because I can feel that these are the people/things she loves. 

This story is sad, but overall a truly golden book. 

I give this book 5 out 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up.