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Katie and the Cupcake Cure (Cupcake Diaries #1)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  2,159 Ratings  ·  182 Reviews
This first book in The Cupcake Diaries is told through the perspective of Katie Brown. We find Katie miserable on the first day of middle school. Her best friend Callie came back from camp boy-crazy and part of a whole new group of friends. When it's made clear that Callie is in the PGC (Popular Girls Club) and Katie is not invited to join, Katie suddenly feels incredibly ...more
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published (first published May 3rd 2011)
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Feb 18, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually enjoyed this book much more than I was expecting- it was a lot like a cupcake itself... sweet, pretty, and maybe a little void of nutrition. :) The messages I liked in the book: entering middle school, she is not boy crazy and there's no romance to the book; dealt with some "teen angst"-y issues, like your friend deciding she likes other friends instead, with a light and positive tone; her relationship with her mom was solid; the main character is a nice strong girl who isn't wrapped ...more
Jun 17, 2011 e.c.h.a rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mery Momo, Mbak Roos, Mia Queen, Mamih Uci, Mbak Miaaa
Sesuai dengan judulnya, buku ini telah menjadi "obat" dengan caranya sendiri;
- Obat dalam mengatasi kebosanan menanti pesawat menuju Denpasar.
- Obat yang mempercepat waktu dalam perjalanan.
- Obat dikala stres.
- Obat dikala lapar.

Kisah remaja yang sebenarnya dialami oleh banyak remaja di dunia. Perasaan "nervous" kala menginjak dunia remaja, beradaptasi dengan lingkungan baru.

Persahabatan antara Katie, Mia, Emma dan Alexis bermula di saat makan siang dan di awali oleh sebuah "cupcake". Dengan la
Oct 12, 2015 Kogiopsis rated it liked it
Another book I picked up in hopes of using it at work - alas, it's one grade level above what works best for our program, so it is not to be. That said, I sat down to read it anyway, because what the heck... and it turned out to be a pretty cute way to pass a day's breaks.

Now, this book isn't really pushing boundaries, but there's a kind of innocent pleasantness to it that I really liked. Supportive friendships formed through baking, openness about differences in social class and family structur
Jul 26, 2014 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sixth-grader Katie Brown is excited about starting middle school until her best friend Callie ditches her on the first day of school in favor of her new summer camp "mean-girl" friends. On top of that, her locker won't open, her math teacher is mean, and she's terrible at volleyball in gym! But when Mia, Emma, and Alexis join her at her lunch table, Katie makes new friends who share her love of cupcakes. Together, can they raise more money for the PTA than the "Popular Girls Club" by selling the ...more
Alisha Feiloakitohi
Mar 27, 2014 Alisha Feiloakitohi rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book because I really did not expect that from a book about cupcakes but worth reading it
May 25, 2016 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Cute, benign tween novel about friendship. Nothing groundbreaking, but my 9-year-old and I did enjoy the cupcake angle. Yum.
Grace Finnigan
Feb 10, 2014 Grace Finnigan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 02, 2016 Madge rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a cute, breezy book
Katie Brown is not afraid of middle school but then she proves herself wrong. Her best friend, Callie, ditches her for the Popular Girls Club and she's left alone. Bit by bit, she meets new friends, finds her way around with them and forms a club with them. When you have four friends and cupcakes, then things can't be bad.

Coco Simon's Cupcake Diaries, #1 is a small but cute easy, breezy book. It featured the awkward girl, the mean girl, the I-want-to-be-your-best-friend-but-can't-really girl, th
Kaiti Holman
May 06, 2015 Kaiti Holman rated it it was amazing
This book was written by a descriptive, and fun author which made the book amazing! Katie and the Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon is the first book in the Cupcake Diaries series. This book is told through the perspective of Katie Brown, the main character. Katie has a lot ups and downs through middle school, especially one her first day. It all starts when her best friend through life, Callie, makes new friends with the PGC (Popular Girls Club) group and totally dumps Katie. But she claims to be stil ...more
Amie Floersheim
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Oct 18, 2015 Cecelia rated it it was amazing
It's Katie's first day of middle school. Callie used to be her best friend but today she walks to school with Bella, Sidney, and Maggie. Katie rides the bus with a girl named Mia. At school, she meets Emma and Alexis. At lunch, they all sit together. Everybody wanted the cupcake Katie got in her lunch. Katie said she would bring four every Friday and that they would take turns making them. When it's Alexis's turn, they decide that they should have a cupcake club. After school, they went to Katie ...more
I only gave it four stars because mentioning that vampire movie' meaning twilight was unnecessary since the girls who are going to read this are not old enough to read or watch twilight, a teen book and movie series. Also Maltese do not shed so Kaite would not have had fur on her when her mom picked her up. Other than those two points the first book in the cupcake diaries series was read really good.
Abby K
Jan 14, 2014 Abby K rated it it was amazing
i finished this book and i loved it so if u have read this book but not any others in the series i do recommend reading the next book: Mia in the Mix! (book 2)
Nov 05, 2013 Asuka0278 rated it really liked it
Cute book about making new friends and traversing the muddy waters of transition from elementary school to middle school. I'm always looking for good middle school age books to read and this one fit the bill. :)
Emma brown
Oct 26, 2015 Emma brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that the book was really good because i like how they friendship grew through the girls and i like how Mia is always by Katies side no matter what and i like how the author really describes thed characters so you can be there with them almost and i also like how theres always something happening in each persones point of view this was such an exciting book. I like how this story plays out in its one way and mean like the way the group comes together the way the friendships grow 1,ooo t ...more
Jun 21, 2013 Jordan rated it really liked it
It starts off an amazing series and it kept me going with the whole series
Jan 07, 2016 Anidos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very light read about how a not-so-popular girl Katie Brown survived middle school while her bestfriend was hijacked by the self-proclaimed popular girls, the boy he knew was being annoying af, her math teacher was super uptight. It reminded me a bit of Jenny Han's Shug, but tbh it's far less complicated both the story and the wordings. The translation went surprisingly so smooth, except lacking of consistency on its dictions. Gotta pick the next book of the series, I'm so ready to see through ...more
Carly Jacobs
Aug 24, 2014 Carly Jacobs rated it liked it
Katie and the cupcake cure is a very good book. Katie is not scared of middle school until the first day her friend Callie decides to walk with other girls so she ditched Katie. So she got to school her locker will not open also her math teacher is so mean. By the way She not doing so good in gym she ie horrible at volleyball! Her day just might turn uround to the best day she meets three girls Emma,Alexis,and Mia they love Katie's cupcake to find more check out the book.
I had so much similariti
Sep 29, 2015 GraceR rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was incredible. This book thought me a lot about friend ship and gave me an idea of my own to start my own club with my b st friends. This book was about a new girl who just moved there and brought a cupcake to school one day and some girls who she became friends with thought it would be a good idea to make there own cupcake club where they would bake different kinds of cupcakes then one girl would have to bring cupcakes on Friday for every member of the club. Katie the new g ...more
Maxine Mathew
Katie has seen plenty of movies showing how friendships change drastically once people enter their middle school. But she believes that the friendship between Callie and her can never change because they have been friends for quite a long time. However, on the first day of her middle school her worst fears come true. Callie has come back from her summer camp changed and with a new set of friends. Her new friends call themselves the PGC (Popular Girls Group), a group in which Katie is not invited ...more
I thought this was a really sweet series (pun intended). This series starts off funny when the author first references teen movies ;were the protagonist in the movie ponders about what the first day off high school will be like. When books start off like this I have to roll my eyes. It was just a small setup where we see that the main character in the book will be going through similar situations. Katie is starting middle school and things have really changed: her best friend since birth is now ...more
Katie is excited about moving to middle school. She knows everything will be fine because she is going with the kids she went to elementary school with, including her best friend Callie.

But then, over the summer, Callie has made friends with a bunch of girls obsessed with fashion and being popular and seems to want nothing to do with Katie. Katie's locker also appears to be out to get her and she gets caught texting on her cellphone the first day of school. On top of it, it appears that Callie'
Apr 17, 2011 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At First Sight: Katie wasn't the type of girl to worry about the beginning of middle school... until it happened and her best friend semi-dumped her at the bus stop on the first day of classes. And, as the day wore on, Katie felt more queasy as things began to go wrong: her friend kept ignoring her, her locker would never open, she was always late for class, etc.

The First day of Middle school would have been a complete flop if not for Mia, Alexis and Emma, the girls Katie meets at the bus and du
A sweet story about a sweet subject...Cupcakes!. Katie is just entering middle school, but she isn't worried...her best friend, Callie will be there just like forever. Only, the thing that Katie doesn't realize is that Callie's made new friends at sleepaway camp and doesn't have much time for her. Callie joined the PGC (Popular Girls Club) with Sydney, Maggie, and Bella. Callie's new friends are mean and bullies.

Fortunately, the first day of school holds some welcome surprises for Katie, too. S
Karen's Books Beside My Bed
Cute Middle school story about a girl named Katie and how the Cupcake Club began. This book would be a great help to those transitioning into Middle School. Katie has to deal with finding new friends after her best friend starts hanging out with a new crowd. She must juggle the old saying "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold". I really liked the cupcake angle, especially the recipe for Upside Down Pineapple Cupcakes. Yum! It is a good theme for girls who like to ...more
Heather B.
It is about a girl, Katie, who is starting middle school and she did not expect anything to change from elementary school and was pretty relaxed about it. She thought her best friend will still be her best friend, kids from her school will be the same and nothing has changed. However, the first day of middle school was very different. Apparently over the summer everone got a fashion sense and her best friend has new best friends and is hanging out with a bunch of mean girls. Katie at first had a ...more
Aug 01, 2016 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was very cute, and my 10 year old daughter now has a favorite series. She absolutely adored, "Katie and the Cupcake Cure". It is totally appropriate for her age. I found it refreshing to find a book for her to read that addressed issues she could relate to and dealt with them in positive ways. I would definately refer this book to girls between the ages of 8 to 13.
Nina Smith
Mar 29, 2016 Nina Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a girl named Katie. Katie thinks she is ready for middle school. But she's not. After her best friend abandons her and joins a new group of friends, Katie is devistated. But Katie joins a group and they call themselfs the cupcake club. They enter a contest for who can raise the most money for the school. Find out if they win or not in Cupcake Diaries.
Shagun Agarwal
Dec 27, 2015 Shagun Agarwal rated it it was amazing
I think this book was amazing and people should try this book. At first when I piked up the book I knew this book is going to be good and it turned out completely not what I expected it wasn't just good it was amazing. I couldn't stop reading this book. It was about a girl who started her middle school. At first it was really bad than it got so much better.
A must read book.
Grace Barmmer
Feb 27, 2014 Grace Barmmer rated it it was amazing
Actually, it was a lot better than I thought. I kind of want to read the second one. Definitely don't judge a book by it's cover!

I liked this book because I am starting middle school next year, and it goes to show you that friends may find other people, but you will always be able to find new ones. If you stay confident in yourself, you will be able to make new friends and have a good time!
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Coco Simon always dreamed of opening a cupcake bakery, but she’s afraid she would eat all the profits. When she’s not daydreaming about cupcakes, Coco edits children’s books and has written close to 100 books for children, tweens, and young adults, which is a lot less than the number of cupcakes she’s eaten. Cupcake Diaries is the first time Coco has mixed her love of cupcakes with writing.
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Other Books in the Series

Cupcake Diaries (1 - 10 of 29 books)
  • Mia in the Mix (Cupcake Diaries, #2)
  • Emma on Thin Icing (Cupcake Diaries, #3)
  • Alexis and the Perfect Recipe (Cupcake Diaries, #4)
  • Katie, Batter Up! (Cupcake Diaries, #5)
  • Mia's Baker's Dozen (Cupcake Diaries, #6)
  • Emma All Stirred Up! (Cupcake Diaries, #7)
  • Alexis Cool as a Cupcake (Cupcake Diaries, #8)
  • Katie and the Cupcake War (Cupcake Diaries, #9)
  • Mia's Boiling Point (Cupcake Diaries, #10)
  • Emma, Smile and Say "Cupcake!" (Cupcake Diaries, #11)

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