Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Hey Remarkable Readers,
Today is the first review from my younger sister, Lindsey!  She is in the middle grade age group and will be guest reviewing every once in a while!  You voted for her in the side poll, so here she is!  For her first review, she wanted to do something fun, so she wrote a poem about the book and a little paragraph telling what she thought of it!  Hope you enjoy!  If you want you can leave a comment with a suggestion for what she should read next!
Happy Reading,  Jessie. 

PiePie by Sarah Weeks 

Genre: Middle Grade
Source: Purchased from Book Fair
Series: No, Standalone

Other Books by This Author: So. B. It, Oggie Cooder, Oggie Cooder: Party Animal, As Simple as It Seems

From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie!When Alice's Aunt Polly passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily surly cat Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.Suddenly Alice is thrust into the center of a piestorm, with everyone in town trying to be the next pie-contest winner ... including Alice's mother and some of Alice's friends. The whole community is going pie-crazy . . . and it's up to Alice to discover the ingredients that really matter. Like family. And friendship. And enjoying what you do.
Polly was the best in town, 
People coming from all around,
to eat at her pies, 
but when she had died,
she left her niece alice to cry.

They used to hang out all the time,
Making and eating their pies, 
but that had all ended,
it couldn't be mended,
Now Alice had said goodbye.

Polly left the recipe to a cat, (or did she?)
and this cat was really fat.
This cat Lardo came,
Was left to Alice to tame,
And now someone stole him at night.

Alice and Charlie tried their best shot,
To catch the culprit with all the've got
They had one plan, 
but it was a scam,
so now they must fine who to blame.

Mysteries are left to find out,
like who was the crazy lout,
who has stolen the cat, this crazy crook,
to figure this out, you must read the book!

     PIE was a pretty short book that I enjoyed, even though I read it for school. The characters, Alice and Charlie seemed like real life people. I felt like I was right along side them, solving the mystery of who has stolen Lardo and who made the cling on the window. The book is set in a solemn little town called Ipswitch, so it was pretty realistic that almost everyone knew Alice and Charlie. When I first bought the book and starting reading it, I felt like the plot was very stupid. How could you blame me? Who wants to read a book about a world- famous pie recipe left to a cat? But as I got closer to the middle to the book, it really got interesting. So if you start reading the book, and don't like the plot, I dare you to keep reading! I assure you that this book will get better towards the middle. This is a great book to read during the summer, or when you have some extra time to make a pie, because you'll really want to sink your teeth into this book ;) and maybe, even try one of the recipes that are given before each chapter, so you can make your favorite pie just like Polly would.

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  1. Wow! Give Lindsey a high-five for me, because her review was awesome! (And I love her signature!) Fantastic, brief review, and the poem was adorable.

    *high five*

  2. Hi Lindsey- I just read your review of my book PIE and I wasnted to say THANKS for giving it an A+!

    Keep on blogging,

    Sarah Weeks

    1. Thanks so much! It means a lot that you commented on my review and it was no problem because I really did enjoy your book. I even made an apple pie after finishing your book because my mouth was watering for one throughout the whole book!



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