Friday, January 26, 2018

The Heat is On by Charise Harper - ADVISABLE

Harper, Charise Mericle Next Best Junior Chef : The Heat is On, 176 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018, $12.99.  Language: G (0 swears, 0”f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.


Oliver, Rae and Caroline are back for another week of the cooking competition.  They have decided to stay friends and let their cooking speak for itself, but as the pressure builds the kids begin to feel the heat.  Rae feels like the underdog, especially when she has trouble winning the mini-challenges. Caroline is doing her best - but is her best enough to win? And Oliver, (the King of Calm) well, he’s so determined to win, he’s not as nice anymore, and he’s a big show off.

There's a bit more drama than in book one, what’s up with Oliver? I love the growing friendship between the girls, the cooking ideas from the celebrity chefs and the tips for the young chef at the end. Although it reads young, the middle school students interested in cooking or who just want a light clean read will enjoy this series, too.

Lisa Librarian

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