My book review of 'The Baking Life of Amelie Day' by Vanessa Curtis

The Baking Life of Amelie Day

by Vanessa Curtis
Recommended age: 9+
The Baking Life of Amelie Day
by Vanessa Curtis

Amelie Day loves cooking and delights friends and family with her new recipes for cakes, bread and biscuits. She enters a national baking competition and is invited to take part in the tv programme, but when filming is due to start she is scheduled to go into hospital for treatment for her cystic fibrosis. What will she do?

The story is rather predictable but it is nicely done; Amelie is a strong, positive, inspiring character and in addition to the baking and health issues, the book covers romance, trust and independence. There are tempting recipes dotted throughout the story and the presentation of cystic fibrosis is informative and moving without being over-indulgent.

Review date: September 2014