Katies’s New Recipe


Middle school can be hard…some days you need a cupcake.
For as long as Katie can remember, it’s just been her and her mom. But that’s about to change. First, her mom gets a boyfriend. And then Katie gets an email from her dad, saying he wants to meet her. Katie’s not sure she’s ready for so much change in her life. But, she’s counting on her friends in The Cupcake Club to help her find the sweet side of what seems like a sticky situation.

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Quick Facts:
Coco Simon lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her parakeet Tuesday and a very peppy beagle mix named Larry. Her ideal day is a late sleep in, a walk in the park with Larry and a cute boy, followed by brunch at her favorite restaurant with the New York Times crossword puzzle (and the cute boy!). She loves romantic comedies, shooting pool, shopping on Etsy, and watching the New York Rangers.

Celebrity Lookalike: Natalie Portman
Motto: Hydration is the key to peak performance. (Saw this on a locker room wall one time and found it applies to any situation!)
5 Must Reads: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Old Yeller by Fred Gipson, The Secret Island by Enid Blyton, The Callahan Cousins series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey, and The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The one thing your author can’t live without: Baked By Melissa cupcakes (tie dye flavor, especially!)
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