How To Eat A Cupcake By Meg Donohue [Review]
I’m not going to lie; it was the title and the cover that inspired me to take on the task of reviewing How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue. You know that old adage “never judge a book by its cover”? Well, I did. And I’m so very glad I did.
How to Eat a Cupcake isn’t a book that will solve your life problems, or even offer major philosophical insights, but what it will do is give you 320 pages of a very fun read and even throw in some moments that will take the story a bit deeper than you’d expect. How to Eat a Cupcake is “chick lit” at its best, and Meg Donohue does a decent job at spinning this tale.
The story follows two childhood friends, Julia and Annie, who come from two very different backgrounds: Annie is the daughter of the housekeeper that takes care of Julia’s family. Julia is immedietly the kid of character I hate. Prom queen, entitled, and so self absorbed it was laughable.
Then there’s Annie. The “tough” girl that doesn’t let anyone in. If this were a romance novel, she’d be the girl the hero comes in to try to “save”. Annie, however, is not going to allow that to happen. She’s a baker, she likes her independence, and is desperate to try to reconnect with her mother.
This is where Donohue throws in some mysteries for our heroines to solve: who is responsible for the vandalism of Annie’s cupcake shop? And who is this dark stranger that’s been lurking around at night? Of course the two seem to be connected, and it’s up to Annie and Julia to try to repair their friendship and find out what the deal is.
This is where I got a little lost in How to Eat a Cupcake. I wanted more about the girl’s long lost friendship (because I’m a chick and wanted them to be BFF forever), and the good thing is I wasn’t left wanting for long. Donohue ties the stories together nicely and leaves the story on a high note.
The characters both went through personal transformations that I like to see in the books that I read, and I really enjoyed Donohue’s use of the San Francisco area as her setting.
How to Eat a Cupcake will be a perfect read for the upcoming summer months!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks | Pages: 320 | Source: Publisher
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