Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy—Jacob—is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Maddie is deeply in crush.
But before she can tell her best friend Jana about him at lunch the next day, Jana announces her huge new crush—on Jacob! Maddie doesn’t want to cause trouble, so she keeps her feelings hidden. Jana will get over him soon, right? Um, well. Sometimes life doesn’t quite quite as planned. PUMPKIN SPICE SECRETS by beloved author Hillary Homzie is the inaugural book in Sky Pony’s new Swirl line geared towards tween girls.
This fun, entertaining read accurately reflects middle school friendship challenges, especially learning how to communicate and stand up for yourself.
What book could be more perfect for you Tween to read in the Fall than one titled with the drink mascot of the season?
Girl likes guy, girl’s best friend likes the same guy, what’s a girl to do? I’m pretty sure that’s just another Tuesday for tweens and teens trying to survive those oh so fun hormonal years but Homzie at least makes an entertaining story out of it.
You know those ‘girly’ light romance books adult women like to read because they’re easy paced, light hearted, require more emotion than logic to enjoy? This is the middle school version of that. Consider it the gateway drug for that genre lol. You get something sweet and innocent to read that you don’t have to worry will corrupt your kid unless you’re anti-romance.
What’s better than first crushes and friendship while trying to navigate school amidst all this other that feels so much more important? As a mom of a daughter I had no problem with her picking this up and was glad to find out it’s part of a series so I’m guaranteed more for her to read.
Thank you to Netgalley and Sky Pony Press for allowing me to review this!
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