In a magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that Fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent thief who could alter her life forever.
So I should probably work on not judging books by their covers so much, but if it keeps working out for me like it has been, maybe I’ll just roll with it… This was a cute little book that I read recently, and I really liked the idea that everyone is exceptional at something, even if it’s just something considered to be useless, like playing jacks or tying knots. (hint hint) PLUS there’s all these cake recipes inside the book at the beginning of some of the chapters, which I LOVE because I love to bake, and I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes to see how they go. Sorry I’ve been gone recently, by the way. School is getting a little bit crazy right now, but I’ll try to post an MMGM as often as possible. SO:
Things I Didn’t Like About It:
- There was this mysterious character that you never really learned much about and he’s just sort of there and that seemed kinda weird to me.
- There were a looooot of characters to keep straight.
- There’s no sequel to tie up the loose ends.
Things I Did Like About It:
- The cover
- The Recipes
- The main character
- The world building/overall world idea of ‘talents’
Turns out Lisa Graff is a pretty well known Middle Grade author. Any others of her books that you guys recommend? Happy Easter!