Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Summer of a Thousand Pies - A Middle Grade Book About a Girl Who Finds Home With Her Estranged Lesbian Aunt (and Then Has To Fight To Save It)

Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway
When Cady Bennett is sent to live with the aunt she didn’t even know she had in the quaint mountain town of Julian, she isn’t sure what to expect. Cady isn’t used to stability, after growing up homeless in San Diego with her dad.

Now she’s staying in her mother’s old room, exploring the countryside filled with apple orchards and pie shops, making friends, and working in Aunt Shell’s own pie shop—and soon, Cady starts to feel like she belongs.

Then she finds out that Aunt Shell’s shop is failing. Saving the business and protecting the first place she’s ever really felt safe will take everything she's learned and the help of all her new friends. But are there some things even the perfect pie just can’t fix?

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Test said...

Loved this one! It's a long review, so here's the link:

peachElibrarian said...

I really enjoyed this book, it was one of the titles that I booktalked a lot for last year's summer reading (I'm a children's librarian). I especially loved all the baking & GBBO references.
Another read alike book I recently read is Leslie Connor's Home for Goddesses and Dogs. A recently orphaned girl goes to live with her(not estranged) lesbian aunt and her wife. Lots of similar themes about family and what makes a home, but the main character is dealing with grief over the death of her mother instead of the homelessness and father's addiction issues in Dilloway's book.