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Bacon Pie

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  131 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Lia Abbie has the easy life—kicking it back with old school video games, hanging out with her best friend Barnabas, and alternating her living schedule between the apartments of her two dads and her mom.

Kiev Jimenez is a theater geek who loves him some Shakespeare and taking care of his pet armadillo. He has one set goal in life: obtaining the role of Horatio for the Hamle
Published April 13th 2018 by Evernight Teen
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In the history of titles, has there ever been something more appealing than Bacon Pie? I can only imagine the hilarity and the food consumption that must have occurred when Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo focused on proposing potential titles. For me, bacon and pie are delicious thoughts... but putting them together? Wow, I’m not sure how that would taste, but it certainly captured my attention. Both the title and the book… now let’s get into the real review.

Let’s start with the basics o
Candace Robinson
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It is now officially out in the world! This my book—well half my book, and it's up for preorder now!! You get bacon, humor, and romance—what's not to like?
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo is a young adult contemporary romance story that will be sure to give readers a few chuckles. The book moves at a fast pace as it alternates the point of view between the characters.

Kiev Jimenez loves acting and Shakespeare and wanted nothing more than to get the part of Horatio in the school production of Hamlet. But Kiev’s dream went downhill when he found out he’d missed the email for the Horatio try outs.

Lia Abbie is more into her old sch
Never call Lia “Ophelia,”…never mind it is her name…just don’t do it because “accidents” can happen. One such accident put Lia and Kiev in the principal’s office, discovering their “penance” of the “accident” would be working as volunteers at the annual Piggy Palooza Festival. As crazy as it seems, that festival would be a life-changing experience for both Lia and Kiev, and in turn for some of their nearest and dearest friends.

Are you ready to relive the high school experience? Relax...not the
I always thought I’d like anything as long as you wrapped it in bacon. That is, until Kiev and Lia went to the Piggy Palooza Festival and I read about some of the bacon things they had there. No! I’m not going to tell you! You have to read the book!! But, I will never think that way again.

Ok...I’m getting ahead of myself. If you read the nice little summary that was written to tell you what the book is about, then you know that Kiev and Lia have to volunteer at this festival as a punishment for
Rebecca Ayala
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received and advanced copy of this book for my unbiased opinion. I love this book. These characters are so easy to like and laugh at. I feel like when I am able to get emotions pulled from me while reading...well I just feel like it means it’s a great book. I could see and even imagine the smells for these settings. The Author’s of this book seriously made a master piece. I’m left wanting to read more. Pick up a copy and find out for yourself if you don’t believe me.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read and enjoyed Candace Robinson’s earlier work – Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, Hearts Are Like Balloons, and The Bride of Glass – I was interested in seeing what her next book would bring. As soon as I saw the synopsis and cover of Bacon Pie my mind decided this was going to be one super cute read.

Despite how cute it seemed, I had my usual moment of tentatively regarding a cowritten book. Most cowritten books I have read have flowed really well together, but it’s the bad ones that stand
Wendy Higgins
Super cute and fun YA contemporary romance told from dual points of view. <3!! ...more
Alexa Whitewolf
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those rare books you want to savour. I found myself delaying finishing it if only because I liked having a bit of Lia and Kiev to read every day - and now I don’t! :(

A delightful, fun, quirky, AWESOME read full of vibrant characters and awesome dialogue!! Seriously, Lia and Kiev’s internal monologues are absolutely HILARIOUS.

Get ready for loads of fun, hilarity and yes, romance, because this book delivers on all fronts. I found it’s like good wine - it gets better with ever chap
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to author for giving me a chance to read this book. ***

Did ever punching someone on face have changed your life? Here it happened with these two main characters of the book- Lia and Kiev.

Bacon Pie is sugary sweet YA contemporary novel, a love story of Lia and Kiev. A story of two enemies turned to lovers through a cringe worthy but life changing Piggy Palooza Festival. It’s funny, refresh
Luke Taylor
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A quirky and quick-reading romp through the punchy politics of romance in a small town Texas high school, Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo serves up a sometimes sweet sometimes snarky slice of enemies to lovers adventure, spiced with Shakespeare and a plethora of pork products. A charming collaboration, Bacon Pie conjures all the drama of high school with a breezy narrative flow, and offers a colorful cast of relatable, distinctive, and diverse characters with fully rounded s ...more
Gerardo Delgadillo
Mar 14, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I own half of this bacon pie. I mean, I co-wrote this book with my "partner in write," Candace Robinson. A bacon tsunami, an armadillo, romance, and a whole cast of quirky characters wait for you!
R.J. Garcia
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bacon Pie is about a high school student from a small Texas town whose life we get to eavesdrop on. It seems so genuine as she plays video games and bounces between her mother and two father's household. When theater geek, Kiev enters the story things get pretty entertaining. Fate and their bad behavior bring them both to the principal's office. They are forced to work together or face suspension.
It is charming and witty and the perfect romantic read! The dialogue and characters keep this entert
Sheila Goicea
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Content Warning: Underaged Drinking and Drunkenness, Profanity, Depression

When I first heard the title of this book, I couldn’t help be curious about it. While the Young Adult contemporary genre isn’t really my style, I still wanted to check this book out because I’ve been following (one of) the author(s) since her first
J.A. Ironside
Many thanks to the authors for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review

I'm not a huge fan of YA contemporary fiction - it usually seems to be either an author advancing a personal political agenda at the expense of the story or trite, over written drama. However Bacon Pie was neither of these things. Instead I was presented with a cute, quirky tale with a hate to love romantic story line. Weirdly it reminded me a bit of Ten Things I Hate about You - perhaps it was the Shakespeare refer
Such a fun, realistic and contemporary read! 5 stars all the way!

Well, I don’t know how I feel about bacon on my pie but one look at this cover and I had to read it! Thank you Candace for sending me an ARC of your latest book! I thoroughly enjoyed it.


The first thing I loved about this book was how accurately it portrays the average teenager. Are teens sarcastic (I think it’s their first language)? Yes! Do they drink irresponsibly and then pay for it later? Of Course! It’s a rite of passage.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bacon Pie is a laugh out loud, feel good read by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo. Candace is one of my favourite authors, but Gerardo is a new author to me and I was excited to see what magic he would create with Candace who I already know to be a very talented author.

“Sometimes, you just want to be someone different. With theater I can be. Whether it’s a second, a minute, an hour, I can escape and not have to be me.” - Kiev

Lia first appears to be a angry and hostile person, but we slowl
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know what you're thinking..."What is this strange book called Bacon Pie that also LITERALLY has a piece of bacon pie on its cover?!" Well, it's a quirky new contemporary written by two talented Authors. Our chapters alternate perspective between Lia "Ophilia" Abbie and Kiev Jimenez in a way that leaves no illusions as to what these two characters think and feel because you often get to see part of the same situation from both characters. I think this was done very well because it doesn't feel ...more
Thanks to Evernight Teen and an author request for the opportunity to read and review Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerard Odelgadillo. Evernight Teen. Lia and Kiev began a relationship under the strangest of circumstances; Lia punches Kiev in the face! For punishment, they have to perform community service at the local festival that celebrates all things pig. Teen angst, awkward friends, family diversity and family struggles round out this story to make a charming and fun realistic fiction ...more
Sasha Hibbs
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come .... Loved Bacon Pie!
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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my review for bacon pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo Thanks to Candace Robinson for the pdf download of bacon pie it was an amazing story it had a little bit of everything in it "pigs" , (bacon) , romance , Shakespeare a pet armadillo named pepe family stuff , suspence it was almost like a coming of age storythe Spanish was a nice touch I don't think I've really read a book written by two people you could not tell to people wrote it that's how well they write together I would recom ...more
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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You guys, this story was so stinkin' cute. There's an amazing cast of characters, a pig themed festival, and a pet armadillo named Pepe. That alone is worth the price of admission. Lia definitely makes my list of favorite characters. She is unapologetically herself and tells it like it is. I also love her dads. So much. Between them and Barnabus, I'm about ready to move into that apartment complex.

I could not put this one down and absolutely loved the ending. This was such a nice read and left
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit from Candace Robinson, complete with quirky characters and her unique writing style. This book was written by two authors but their voices blend together seamlessly, and their writing styles compliment each other nicely. Barnabas was my favorite character 😍 I'm always obsessed with Candace's side characters. If you like contemporary young adult fiction, this is a winner. Be sure to have some bacon in the fridge, because this book will give you the craving!
Candyce Kirk
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first time I read a book by either author and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Bacon Pie is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. I enjoyed that this book has a mixture of romance, humor and a little adventure.

This book is about Kiev and Lia. Kiev loves the theater and is preparing for a role in the school's next play. Horatio is a character he has invested in and is crushed when he finds out this part is already taken. Theater seems a way for him to deal with his emotions surrou
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mg-ya
This is a super cute story for young adult readers who are bored by high-techy or high fantasy books. Bacon Pie is down-to-earth and real! It's your classmates, it's your neighbors, it's your school in a way only YOU know it. It's hilarious and fun. And I love the fact that Kiev is so into Shakespeare (and the school play he wants to audition for) that he wears a t-shirt that reads: I Put the Shake in Shakespeare.

After high-schoolers Kiev and Lia get into trouble, the principal gives them an ult
C. Lewis
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bacon Pie was HILARIOUS! I absolutely adored the characters and their quirky personalities. Kiev was, in my opinion, a teenager with some depth. When you witness his desire to get the part of Horatio in the production of Shakespeare, you can practically see the ball rolling toward disaster. Lia and her relationship with her two dads was so endearing that I swear I got puppy-dog eyes reading it. And the romantic combustion that is at the center of these two delightful characters is a Hallmark mov ...more
Amber Hodges
as I started this read, I wasn't sure what was gonna happen. I mean the title is bacon pie after all. but it worked so well.

I loved all the characters, especially Lia, Kiev, and Barnabas. and I have to mention Pepe, he's amazing!

It was a nice treat to follow the time with the characters and watch them progress as people in so many ways. I loved the meaning put within the pages and how you could help but laugh pretty much every other page. This book is full of love, laughter, sarcasm, second cha
Amber R. Duell
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bacon Pie was so light-hearted and cute! Both POV characters--Kiev and Lia--were well fleshed out, funny, and enjoyable. In fact, all the characters had their own personalities and were fun to read. Everyone had their own way of dealing with things which made them very real. I think my favorite part was that their families played into the story instead of simply existing in the background. It also had my favorite romance trope so a win all around! And the Piggy Palooza Festival seemed like a goo ...more
With a title like “Bacon Pie” how could I not be intrigued to want to pick up this book? As skeptical as I may have been (admit it, that’s what you are also thinking), this story was one that charmed me and had me falling in love with these quirky teenagers who were anything but normal. Kiev and Lia had their own lives and their own problems and although they knew of each other in school they gravitated in different circles. Until the one day they didn’t, when Lia had had enough and took a stand ...more
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars! Bacon pie was a very fun read. The main characters were really cute and quirky and take you back to that feeling of first love! If you’re looking for something fun and easy to read, this is the story for you!
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