You are in for a treat with this Filled with delicious baking
beautiful of barcelona
of Barcelona Bowie references and tons of heart this book sure leave you feeling blessed and wanting a follow up novel to hear of Alba s story Don t miss the SpanishCatalanTagalog glossary in the b This is a story that really grips you by the heart You feel verything that Alba feels from happiness and joy to anger and pain You laugh and cry right along with her You feel her rage and her hurt This story is one of belonging and acceptance and of never settling Despite this book dealing with some Garden Bouquets and Beyond
extremely heavy subjects its done with such grace You really feel and understand what is going through Alba s mind as she faces these things that she must go throw This book is one I wish I had growing up and I am glad I have it now I am glad this book is going to be others for those who need it I will be working to recommend this book not only to those who willnjoy it as I did but also to those who need this book E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusAlba is sent to live with her Abuela Lola in Barcelona Spain for the summer She s angry with her mother for making her leave New York The Unseen Wonder
even though Alba understands that her father is abusive and her mother is probably sending her away so that she will be safe Abuela Lola is very understandingven asking Alba how she identifies since she has a short hair cut and wears boyish t shirts and jeans Alba meets the daughter of the couple that run her grandmother s Chinese restaurant Marie and the two hit it off She also meets Toni a friend of her mother s who had. Twelve year old Alba doesn't want to live with her The Management Bible
estranged grandmother in Barcelona But her mother needs her to be far far away from their home in New York City Because this is the year that her mother is going to leave Alba's abusive father Hopefully If she's strongnough.
characters All You Knead Is LoveS
like she has a photographic memory
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emotions of that age and such an amazing job of showing it on the page VIVID Some writers are just really really talented atvoking a sense of place They are able to make the setting its own character in the story This is very hard to do and Guerrero does it Wow I felt like I was in Barcelona and discovering its LOCAL COMMUNITIES ALONG WITH ALBA I
communities along with Alba I this aspect of the book so much Can Guerrero please write about ten or twenty books like this set in different places A world tour I will happily read all of them or 10 set in Barcelona or the Philippines there are many stories On top of the masterfully depicted setting she also does an incredible job at food descriptions I got so hungry reading this book Wonderful meals are described and madeI started pulling uotes partway through the book because at a sentence level there were so many wonderful ones Here are two no spoilers My stomach was filled with so many butterflies I could have called it a butterfly conservatory and sold tickets But the truth is if you don t love yourself it doesn t matter how much someone tries to love you They can try and try and try but at the Sleepless (Bird of Stone,
end of the day it ll be for nothingI wish I had this book when I was 11 13 and older I would have read my library copy five times in a row and cried because I couldn t buy a ticket and go hang out with Alba in Barcelona I would have saved up my money and hoped it went into paperback so I could buy it I would have loved it as much as I do now and Incourage veryone to get this book for themselves and the kids in their lives. Eatened with closure Alba is determined to find a way to save it and at the same time she may just come up with a plan to make their family whole againFrom the author of How to Make Friends with the Sea comes a heartfelt story of finding one’s chosen family healing and bakin.
Been a magician but started a bakery to
support his family His son Joauim is a Goth I was fortunate to read an advanced copy of
his family His son Joauim is a Goth I was fortunate to read an advanced copy of YOU KNEAD IS LOVE and I want to shout from the rooftops for veryone to get their hands on this absolutely brilliant upper middle grade tour de force It s
Sensitive Funny Emotionally Complex And
funny motionally complex and well written and it s just so vivid in very way characters sense of place food descriptions and Invisible (The Curse of Avalon
emotional nuance 5 stars deservesvery award wow It is one of my favorite books I ve Yummy Supper
ever read I can t wait to have a finished hardcover on my shelf cozy beside all the other favorite books I love withvery bit of my heart and look to for comforting re reads There is so much to love about it It s a brilliant character study that also has a satisfying and well paced plot Alba the main character is a complicated deeply ndearing person who has been through a very difficult childhood in a home where there is domestic violence Over the Course Of The Book She
of the book she to know her grandmother discovers she loves baking bread develops friendships and a possible crush navigates a complicated situation with her mother and figures out who she wants to be and that it s ok to risk feeling hopeful I love that she is gender non conforming and confident about herself in that way beyond stressing about comments from her mother sometimes In fact ALL of the characters are wonderful and complex and feel real ven the minor ones Guerrero also completely nailed the voice and feeling and tension of being almost 13 in a way that seriously took my breath away How did she do it It. To finally finally do itAlba is surprised to find that she loves Barcelona forming a close relationship with her grandmother meeting a supportive father figure and making new friends Most of all she discovers a passion and talent for bread baking When her beloved bakery is thr. .