The Truth About Twinkie Pie

Author: Kat Yeh
Publisher:  Little, Brown books for Young Readers     twinkie pie
Genre:  Middle Grade
Source:  BEA



Goodreads:  Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi (short for Galileo Galilei, a name she never says out loud) and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.
That’s the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie, a voice-driven middle grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship.

Ope’s Opinion:  This book had a lot of twists and turns you didn’t expect.  It made me keep reading.  The story itself kept my attention.

I did not think this was a book I would want my middle grade student to read.  I think this is for an older audience.   GiGi’s voice was not consistent.  At times I felt like she was a thirteen year old and other times she was much older.

The writing was easy to read and follow.  The characters were likable and well developed. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.

Rating:  Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
3 chairs