#StoryGraph: fiction middle-grade lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea. Now she's eleven, and after a creme brulee accident (just a small fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She's devastated then she's mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.🧁
I love this series! Charlie Thorne is so smart, the other characters are great, and each books contains a fantastic combination of history and action. In this 3rd book Charlie is searching for a secret treasure hidden by Cleopatra, and the story emphasizes Cleopatra‘s leadership and intelligence. #MiddleGrade
*I listened to an #audiobook I received through the Libro.fm Educator #ALC program. #Librofm
Audio duration: 8 hours 19 minutes
I‘m going to need to circle back you our last book, but my hold on our final 2022 Newbery #buddyread came in and it‘s short! Shall we try to read it this month @smilingshelves ? Hopefully I‘ll do better at this one, but I feel like we could do our own pace again and chat later if anything interesting comes up. I‘m definitely flagging a bit going into these last two this year! 😆🤷🏼♀️📚
A deceased parent. A parent with a disability. An interracial adoption. Jason Reynolds manages yet again to take on tough topics while also blending the normal everyday life. I love this Track series and wish I‘d known about it when my daughter was running track in middle school. It would have been right up her alley.