Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pub. Date: August 6th 2009
Age Level: Young Adult
Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend's not speaking to her, a boy she's known all her life is suddenly smokin' hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.
But this weekend Emma's only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn't quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.
In a fresh, funny voice, newcomer Lara Zielin offers up a mesmerizing, fast-paced narrative full of wit and insight.
I did have to say I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It had some things that are normally not discussed in any YA settings and I have to give it to Zielin for doing a great job with it! We see conflict with religion and what it means to go out and break out of your shell. Her parents are both extremely religious, so religious in fact that the money they’ve been saving up for college has to go toward a religious school. She then decided to try and write a story and win the grand prize of a scholarship to be able to go to school. While she does this she meets a colorful amount of people that show her what it means to go out and live your life for you. This book was just so incredibly sweet. It made me laugh and cry at the same time. I was rooting for Emma the entire time and it just makes me feel so honored to read such a good humored book like this. Props to Zielin for this wonderful book and I will def be looking out for more books! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.
If you had to camp out for the opening of something what would it be and why? Lemme know in the comment section below!
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