The Cupcake Queen (The Cupcake Queen #1)
When her mother moves them from the city to a small town to open up a cupcake bakery, Penny?s life isn?t what she expected. Her father has stayed behind, and Mom isn?t talking about what the future holds for their family. And then there?s Charity, the girl who plays mean pranks almost daily.
Penny Lane feels out of place since she has moved to middle of nowhere Hogs Hollow. Her mother has opened up a cupcake shop and Penny's parents are taking a "break". Penny just want things to get back to how they use to be but she finds out quickly that things don't always work ...more
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How would you feel if you left your home town and where alone? The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler is a great book that shows sadness, happiness and lonliness to a girl in a new town.
Penny is a city girl with separated parents who just moved to the middle of nowhere, Hog’s Hollow. Hog’s Hollow is a small town with no tall bulidings or the smell of coffee and ciaggrettes in the morning. Hog’s Hollow is a place where people grow there own tomatoes and build a s ...more
The Cupcake Queen was just that, a very cute book. It dealt with some serious issues, like divorce, but it didn’t have much depth to it. It could have easily been much more cliche than it was, but thankfully Hepler makes it a little more interesting and incorporates some fresh ideas. Although, I will say I’m really tired about reading about the MC getting picked on by the spoiled rich popular girl.
Penny was a likable character, as was Tally and Blake. ...more
This is a pretty wonderful story. Because it feels like a true story. Moving is hard. Moving as a young teen is even harder. Starting a new highschoool, struggling to understand what's really ...more
I've read the novels that Hepler co-authored with Brad Barkley and they were wonderful, but her first solo novel is truly awesome! There is the common storyline of the "new-girl-in-town-and-doesn't-want-to-be-there," but Hepler freshens up the storyline by bringing her own unique twists to it. The characters in The Cupcake Queen are believable, quirky, and so well written that you, too, will find yourself disliking Charity and her peeps as much as Penny does. The rich descri ...more
Penny is in a rough patch at the time we see her. She has moved from the city and now needs to make new friends at this new school with a mom who won’t talk to her and a dad who is busy. I can never fully sympathies with kids who make moving this big sob story but that is just me, but she doesn’t ma ...more
This is the story of Penny, whose parents are separated. She's moved with her mom to somewhere north of New York City, about 300 miles north to a small town called Hogs Hollow. It's a beach town despite the clear farming reference. Penny is a 14-year old freshman in high school and is learning to cope with high school, new surroundings and her mom' ...more
I started reading this two or three hours ago. It was cute and fluffy but it had depth. I definitely enjoyed reading it and mostly breezed throughout the book.
The thing I probably liked best was Ms. Hepler's description about everything. It was like I was also in Hog's Hollow, experiencing things with Penny and seeing the environment she sees. I loved how intricate and elaborate the descriptions are. My imagination went haywire as I visualized everything I've read in this novel.
Something sweet? You'll find plenty of that. Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes, but also young love, real friendship, and cute pets.
On the even-more-plus-side, there are also real problems to be dealt with. Parents abandoning kids, parents putting up impossible choices, other kids being totally mean, ... the list goes on. And, thankfully, the author doesn't present you with endless discussions or how and why protagonist Penny thought about thi ...more
it's a light read that deals a lot with change. Penny and her mom moves in with her grandmother after her parents separated. Not only does she have to deal with the separation but she had to deal with a new school and with bullies.
i like her friend Tally who helps her deal with the bullies. i find her romantic interest Marcus cute.
all in all, an enjoyable read.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I could easily relate to this book because both Penny's and my parents are divorced. I was easy for me to understand exactly what she was feeling. I know what it feels like to have to move away and have your parents live far apart. I thought this book was good because it was very real in the fact that life is what it is.
Penny's parents decided that they needed some time apart. Penny and her mother moved to a small town call Ho ...more
Penny Lane (yes, she's named after a Beatles song) has lived in new York City for all her life. When her parents hit a rough patch in their relationship she is forced to move to the small town of Hog's Hollow with her mother, leaving her old life and friends behind. Hog's Hollow is just about as normal as it's name. I ...more
All you want to do is curl up somewhere warm and drink from a mug ... delicious, hot chocolate? This book is that mug with delicious, hot chocolate.
I had a fun time with all the characters and the pranks they played on each other were enjoyable to read too, though I'm glad it wasn't me. Marcus was a little boring, but the other characters (especially Tally & Blake *bigSmirk*) made ...more
In The Cupcake Queen , we meet Penny Lane who has moved to the small town of Hog's Hollow from the big city of Manhattan . In Hog's Hollow , Penny's mum opens up a bakery selling only Cupcakes , the bakery named "The Cupcake Queen". Penny wishing she ...more