Recipe for Disaster- Maureen Fergus

June 19, 2010

This started out as a bit of a yawner and seemed a little cheesy as the main character’s favourite pastime is baking. Although few of our students may relate to that aspect of the book, they will be able to relate to the themes of friendship, teenage angst, learning to value people by more than appearance, and the value of persistence. Luckily, as the book proceeded, the humour of Francie’s quirky character and the somewhat bizarre episodes in the book, lighten it up and made it quite enjoyable. Girls in about grade 6 and up would likely relate to some of Francie’s predicaments, and might even learn something meaningful.

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