Leave the Cooking to Me
by Judie Angell
Shirley plans to run a catering business as a summer money-making enterprise, but her determination to keep it a secret from her mother causes some complicated situations.
Mass Market Paperback, 185 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Starfire
(first published 1990)
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Jun 20, 2011 Tamara rated it 5 of 5 stars
Year in, year out, every summer, this is a book to which I return - despite the fact that I have it memorised by now. The first time I ever picked it up was on a recommendation from my mother, who saw it at the local public library and checked it out (probably due to the fact that, as a chef, she was attracted to anything with the word "cooking" in it); we now have a well-worn copy of our own. And here is where the old adage, "don't judge a book by its cover," comes in handy: the illustration on...more
I loved this book! It's about a girl named Suise who starts her own catering business called Vanessa's. She was supposed to get a summer job but instead she starts this business as her job and works with her friends. She and her mom made a deal that Suise can do whatever job she wants and she doent have to tell her mom until the end of the summer. Her mom then gets curious because all calls asking for Vanessa is coming to her house and she is telling them that they have the wrong number. You wil...more
Best known for her books under the name Judie Angell, Judie Angell Gaberman [Also wrote under pseudonyms Fran Arrick and Maggie Twohill] writes novels which blend serious emotions with humorous circumstances to explore both common and unique issues that young people face--in their families, with their peers, and with authority figures. Most of Angell's protagonists are experiencing transitions, an...moreMore about Judie Angell...