Pub Date 12 Sep 2017
Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy—Jacob—is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Maddie is deeply in crush.
But before she can tell her best friend Jana about him at lunch the next day, Jana announces her huge new crush—on Jacob! Maddie doesn’t want to cause trouble, so she keeps her feelings hidden. Jana will get over him soon, right? Um, well. Sometimes life doesn’t quite quite as planned. PUMPKIN SPICE SECRETS by beloved author Hillary Homzie is the inaugural book in Sky Pony’s new Swirl line geared towards tween girls. This fun, entertaining read accurately reflects middle school friendship challenges, especially learning how to communicate and stand up for yourself.
Booklist has said of Homzie’s writing for tween girls that she “captures the angst of young teen friendships and fragile identities.”
Common Sense Media says of Homzie’s writing: “Paints a vivid picture of contemporary middle school life and the social/romantic life of tweens, especially the challenge of maintaining lasting friendships among girls."