I kind of loved this book. It was so cute! Rose is 11 years old and her family runs a magical bakery. Mostly it's a normal bakery but her parents know how to make magic, and sometimes they bake magical cookies or muffins that help people.
Rose really wants to magic-bake, but her parents only let her run errands for the bakery. That is, until her parents leave her and her brothers for a few days, and her beautiful and mysterious Aunt Lily arrives to help them.
Rose has some doubts about Aunt Lily but she has never felt so good before. She feels beautiful, her brothers appreciate her, even her crush notices her. And she's finally able to bake with magic! everything seems easy except that it isn't, not when the town eat some truth cookies, backward cake and more!
I really liked Rose and the dynamic of the family. She was young and insecure, only 11 years old, but she's also great and loves her family. For me it was so obvious 'Aunt Lily' was bad, but of course these were only children who easily fell in love with her.
Overall, I really enjoyed it and I want to share this book with my 8 years old niece. It's a cute story, but be warned, it has a sequel!
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - GB; ePub edition edition (18 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007451741
- ISBN-13: 978-0007451746
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)