Sunday, September 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Icing on the Cake by Deborah A. Levine and JillEllyn Riley


Turning thirteen isn’t looking lucky for Liza—and even the kitchen isn’t a refuge—in this second book of the Saturday Cooking Club series. 

Liza’s big plans for a small birthday celebration with besties Frankie and Lillian don’t stand a chance against a guilt-giving force of nature: her Nana Silver. As the girls attempt to regain control from a grandmother with way-too-grand ideas, they also try to find the right recipes for their own happiness. Frankie decides to remake herself in the image of Lillian’s high-achieving, “perfect” sister Katy, while Lillian tackles the puzzle of how to understand boys. And Liza whips up plans to use Nana’s extravagant birthday bash to try get her parents back together—despite the obvious simmering between her mom and Chef.

Can the girls rise to the occasion and salvage Liza’s party without scorched feelings? Or will turning thirteen be far from a piece of cake?

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 3 months


This book was so funny and all the food sounded so yummy that my tummy was growling! After I finished reading this book, I asked my mom if I could take a cooking class. This book made me feel like I was really learning how to cook and was helping the other girls. 

My favorite character was Liza because she cared about her friends. My favorite part in this book is when they go dress shopping. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11-13. 

This book's publishing date is September 22, 2015.