Simon, Coco Cupcake Diaries: Katie and the Cupcake War (Book 9) 160 pgs. Simon Spotlight, 2012. $5.99. (Rating: G)
Katie is shocked when she finds out her former friend Callie (and her snobby club) are going to enter the school fundraiser contest with a cupcake stand. Everyone knows that Katies and her friends are the Cupcake Club –experts at what they do. Now the girls must come up with something extra creative to stand out. Katie is thrown into a situation where she must spend time with Callie –will the girls iron out their differences?
I have reviewed a few of the books in this series now and I still really like it. I think the character development is fun and the story lines are simple but really entertaining. The only thing is that the girls are allegedly in middle school –but this reads like a book for 3rd -4th graders to me, and the characters act that age too -so keep that in mind. Cupcakes are still going strong in popularity –so this might be a fun series to add to your collection.
ELEMENTARY–ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.