Summer of a Thousand Pies
When twelve-year-old Cady Bennett is sent to live with the aunt she didn’t even know she had in the quaint mountain town of Julian, she doesn’t know what to expect. Cady isn ...more
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After the death of her mother, Cady's father has found it hard to keep a job, stay away from alcohol, and to provide Cady with a stable home and supervision. He has enrolled her in a very good school, and her teachers are understanding and supportive, but when she gets in trouble for defending another student and her father shows up to the office inebriated, Cady ends up with children's protective services. They locate a sister of her mother's Cady didn't know ab ...more
Cady had to grow up fast. As the child of an addict, she knew homelessness, abandonment, and hunger. All things I wished she had never known. When her father was taken into custody, she was placed in the care of an aunt she never knew she had, and that was when Cady started to see things a little differently.
First and foremost, I really did like Cady. She had it tough, and because of that, she had trust issues. Her mother died, her father was unreliable, and she was forced to d ...more
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This beautifully written book is a middle school contemporary novel. There are many real life topics that come up in this book and I think children in this age group will relate to. Some of the topics are homelessness, financial hardships, living with a parent who is dealing with substance abu ...more
After her father shows up at her school under the influence, 12 year old Cady is sent to live with an aunt she didn’t know she had. Living with Aunt Shell & her partner Suzanne, Cady spends lots of time in her aunt’s pie shop where she learns how to develop trust in others and in herself.
“Sometimes there are no good choices, and we can only do our best.”
A wonderful realis ...more
Summer of Thousand Pies is a charming, heartfelt middle grade, realistic fiction novel about relationships, family, and baking. Cady's had a tough life growing up with her father, but in a life-changing moment, she finds herself living in a new town with an aunt she didn't know before. Her aunt, who owns a quaint pie shop, helps her feel secure, build new relationships, and, of course, learn how to bake pies!
I rec ...more
This is the second book that I have read this year that is about a girl in the foster system that has tugged at my heart strings.
In this novel, the main protagonist (Cady) learns to heal and grown through making 1000 pies over the summer in her aunt’s bakery. She learns that practice makes perfect, sometimes you have to learn to accept help from others, and how to be a part of a family/community after being previously homeless.
I can completely relate to this novel in the sense tha ...more
I loved Margaret Dilloway's first two adult novels (and just found out that there's a third I haven't read!) and so getting to read her middlegrade book---I think it's a debut!---was a no-brainer. Her ability to make her characters immediately seem so vibrant is incredibly rare.
I felt like I had known Cady forever, and felt her nervousness at going with an aunt ...more
Margaret started writing stories in kindergarten. Ever since then, she's used writing to understand the world and entertain people.
She loves improv, attempting complicated baking recipes, hiking, and dollhouse miniatures.
-MOMOTARO: XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS: Winner of the American Library Association's Asian/Pacific American Librarian ...more