Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald

sweetI kept wanting to like this book as a nice, light read, but in the end I really couldn’t.  First of all, the story is told in three voices by best friends Olivia, Kate and Georgia, and there was so little to distinguish the characters of the three girls that I really couldn’t tell which one was talking at any given time.  The idea for the story is cute enough:  3 best friends confined to their big apartment building on a snow day, which happens to fall on Valentine’s Day, ruining each of their secret plans involving the boys they have crushes on.  Georgia’s parents own a Chinese restaurant on the main floor of the building, so the girls spend the day learning how to make fortune cookies (with their own made-up fortunes inside) and going around the building giving them out to the people who live there.  The girls fight, they make up, they fight, they make up.  They meet their crushes, they like them, they don’t like them.  If you’re just looking to pass a little time, this book will do the trick, otherwise there are plenty of other fun books to read instead.  Review by Stacy Church

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