Pumpkin Spice Secrets

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Maddie is having coffee with her stressed out older sister at a local coffee shop when she spills her pumpkin spice latte all over the very cute Jacob. He's got a good sense of humor about it... and amazing blue eyes. When school starts and Maddie gets together with her best friends Jana, Torielle and Katie, she's about to confess her crush when Jana announces that SHE likes Jacob. Not only that, but one of their frenemies, Fiona, is Jacob's cousin. Jacob and Lukas start eating lunch with the girls, mainly because Jacob seems to like Maddie, but she sticks to the best friend code and doesn't encourage him. Well, not a lot. They end up working on a debate project at school, and are on the...

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I'll admit I requested this for the soul purpose of the title. I say "Pumpkin Spice" in the title and was like SIGN ME UP. I didn't even pay attention to the genre and I glossed over the synopsis. If I would've paid closer attention I would've thought twice about requesting it since I don't read any middle grade contemporary fiction, EVER. So the book follows Maddie a 12 year old who is getting ready to start 7th grade. She and her sister Elvie start off at the book at the local coffee shop where her sister who is merely 16 years old is getting ready to give her the grownup "7th grade is crucial" talk. Maddie gets a pumpkin spice frappe (this is where the title comes in) and clumsily...

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What book could be more perfect for you Tween to read in the Fall than one titled with the drink mascot of the season? Girl likes guy, girl’s best friend likes the same guy, what’s a girl to do? I’m pretty sure that’s just another Tuesday for tweens and teens trying to survive those oh so fun hormonal years but Homzie at least makes an entertaining story out of it. You know those ‘girly’ light romance books adult women like to read because they’re easy paced, light hearted, require more emotion than logic to enjoy? This is the middle school version of that. Consider it the gateway drug for that genre lol. You get something sweet and innocent to read that you don’t have to worry will...

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https://thebarefooteddandelion.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/pumpkin-spice-secrets-by-hillary-homzie.html Pumpkin Spice Secrets is a cute little contemporary novel ideal for this autumn. I've seen it described by other bloggers as Chick Lit for young teens, and I think that statement fits perfectly. It's a feel good book, that's an ideal read for those cold day at home under a blanket. It's short and sweet and I highly recommend it.
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Maddie along with Elvie her sister, go to buy drinks out and discuss her beginning seventh grade, only after she spills her drink all down a really cute guy's back, she finds herself gaining a crush on him, Jacob who later winds up in her new school class. Then when one of her best friends Jana announces she has a crush on Jacob, Maddie feels unsure of what to do about her feelings, after all there's girl code to think of! Yet, when Maddie ends up texting Jacob and arranging to meet up with him on his birthday behind Jana's back we can expect Jana to find out eventually somehow as they fight for their friendship over a guy the two are put to the test. Overall it's a great book for...

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This is the equivalent of chick lit, but for the middle-school readers, or how I imagine chick-lit would be, since I try not to read it. The eternal triangle, except that Maudie is trying to not be part of it. It is actually an interesting study in how not to betray your best friend, when she has a crush on the same boy that you have one on. Cute, well written, but that's the whole story. And of course, the boy is perfect boy(tm), as they all seem to be, that is when they are not bad boy(tm). So, light reading. Usual friendship dynamics. Nothing worth quoting. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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