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Baking for Dave

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Iris Heller, a 15-year-old teenager with Sensory Processing Disorder, runs away to compete in a national bake-off contest. In order to get there, she "borrows" her mom s car, travels through several states, and does the most terrifying thing of all: interacts with actual people!

Iris has never been like other girls, but she's not about to start letting that get in the way.
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 11th 2016 by Sensory Focus LLC
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Kat (from Minas Morgul)
*Originally posted on my blog Kat from Minas Morgul*

I’ve said it before, I think, but this is one of those books I find it hard to write a review for. It was just that good. Probably one of the best books I’ve read in my entire life. There was a tiny thing putting me off, but it really was tiny tiny tiny.
The characters were what kept this story going. Iris is such an interesting, wonderful character. She is described beautifully and wasn’t only reduced to her disorder. She is intelligent and has
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Lyn Dunsavage
An Incredible writer! In a YA book comparable to the best-selling The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, author Melissa Palmer unveils the challenges of a young girl with anxiety attacks due to sensory issues, which affect one in six children in the U.S. today (so it's not an uncommon problem, but it probably is one of the least understood.) The protagonist, a 15-year-old girl "borrows her mother's car" and leaves home (initially without her mother's knowledge),
because Iris knows her
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Michelle Kidwell

Baking for Dave

Iris, a 15-year-old girl travels cross states to enter a baking contest, but ends up winning a bigger prize

by Melissa Palmer

Future Horizons

Sensory World



Children's Fiction , Teens & YA

Pub Date 11 Nov 2016

I am reviewing a copy of Baking for Dave through Future Horizons: sensory World and Netgalley:

Fifteen year old Iris Heller has a sensory processing disorder, but that does not stop her from running away in her Mom’s car to compete in a National Bake Off. She travels through
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Erin
Feb 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook, book-club
Painfully bad. The characters in this book are completely ridiculous and behave in ways that would never happen in real life. The ONLY redeemable quality about this book is that it is relatively short. Ok and maybe the mention of avocado buttercream. That I’m curious about.
Sally
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-galley-read
I did really enjoy this, but it felt like there was a bit of a wall surrounding Iris. As much as we read about her, we never really got to KNOW her, if that makes sense.
Melissa Palmer
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I am reviewing this book for Melissa Palmer, Future Horizons and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review.
I had a list of books to read and review and this was one of them. I didn’t read the blurb when I picked it up this time and so was expecting to be looking at a cookery book. I was really surprised to find it was a story and what a moving story. I work in a hospital school and occasionally come across young people like Iris but this has given me such an insight into
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