Such a fun, realistic and contemporary read! 5 stars all the way!
Bacon Pie ( Expected Release Date: April 13th, 2018)
Lia Abbie has the easy life—kicking it back with old school video games, hanging out with her best friend Barnabas, and alternating her living schedule between the apartments of her two dads and her mom.
Kiev Jimenez is a theater geek who loves him some Shakespeare and taking care of his pet armadillo. He has one set goal in life: obtaining the role of Horatio for the Hamlet school play.
When a showdown between Lia and Kiev lands them in the principal’s office, they’re forced into volunteer work at the cringe-worthy Piggy Palooza Festival, or risk being suspended. Lia and Kiev aren’t thrilled about the situation, especially when it interferes with Lia’s relaxed life and Kiev’s theater role. But by working together, they may find more than just bacon—possibly a little love in the air.
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Well, I don’t know how I feel about bacon on my pie but one look at this cover and I had to read it! Thank you Candace for sending me an ARC of your latest book! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The first thing I loved about this book was how accurately it portrayed the average teenager. Are teens sarcastic? Yes I’m pretty sure it’s their primary means of communication. Do they drink irresponsibly and then pay for it later? Of course! It’s a rite of passage. Are they perfect? Nope, but they are fiercely loyal to their friends, have complicated issues that are in fact important, and they usually try their best to be a decent person. Obviously, there will be exceptions but I feel like all of the characters in this story were very real and my former teen self could relate to most of their issues. Very refreshing and in my opinion, super important when a writer wants their readers to connect.
All of the characters were vibrant and unique kids, with interesting family dynamics. Kudos to the authors for nailing it here. I also appreciated how diverse the characters were. Not merely defined by whatever clique they belonged to.
The writing was great, the story was funny and endearing, and it had wonderful characters… Really what more could you ask for? I heartily recommend “Bacon Pie” the book not the dessert, to anyone looking for a light humorous read that will most definitely make you reflect on your own youth 😉