Review: “The Cupcake Queen” by Heather Hepler
Well, I ended up abandoning Thrity Umrigar’s memoir, First Darling of the Morning. I got to about 50 pages, which is where, if a book isn’t grabbing me, I’m allowed to put it down. Not only was I not grabbed, I was also vaguely annoyed. But hey, the coworker who lent it to me loved it, so to each her own!
Instead, I picked up Heather Hepler’s forthcoming young adult novel, The Cupcake Queen, lent to me by a different coworker. It was a quick read — I finished it in two days — but a good one too.
The Cupcake Queen reminded me of Coleen Paratore’s Willa Havisham books but for a slightly older age group, with a little of Ann Brashaers’ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series mixed in. Overall, a good read with lots of warm moments, little triumphs, and positive lessons!
I just started Kristin Cashore’s Graceling last night. The sequel, Fire is due in September. So far, it’s great!