The Wedding Cake Girl by Anne Pfeffer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Wasnt sure what this book was about.. but I love a free Kindle book, so downloaded it... it had the works "wedding cake" in it - how bad could it be?
Its the story of a 17 yr old girl, Alex, who is trying to find her who she is in life.. what she wants to do with her life.
She lives sort of a magical life where she lives on a beautiful island & gets to dive every day - her favorite thing. But every magical life has some evil.. sadly, it seems to be her mother. Her mother isnt 'evil' evil, but she's not a very good mother. Never listens to what Alex wants, cares whats going on in Alex's life & just wants Alex to do all the work in her wedding cake business.
Alex ends up saving someone's life while diving & her mother punishes her for it...
Its a cute, easy story - seeing how Alex handles the relationship with her mother, how she tries to figure out her life & will she be able to make it to college & off the island, or will she be stuck with her mother the rest of her life, making wedding cakes.
Along the way, we see her friend Zach, who she's attracted to... & get to meet a new friend, Jeremy, who she grows closer to while he spends the summer on the island.
I did enjoy that the book took some turns & didnt end so predictable as some other books did.
I did have to giggle though because while some young adult books dont seem so 'young', this one did in parts. But that's ok.. its a good reminder of what young love is like.
My key words on this book - Sweet, cute, makes me want to learn to dive
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