"Most readers will wish for a Harold Horvath-focused sequel, or a cookbook detailing Francie's scrumptious-sounding recipes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Talented baker-entrepreneur Francie's comfortable perch at the margins of ninth-grade social life—half-heartedly playing clarinet in Performance Band to ensure class time with best friend Holly, flirting surreptitiously with adorable dolt Tate Jarvis—is upended by the unnervingly self-possessed newcomer Darlene.
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