Recipe for Disaster

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 252 pages
12 Reviews
Francie's life was almost perfect before the new girl showed up. She had her own business as a weekend baker whose scones almost caused stampedes, a best friend named Holly and a deeply fulfilling crush on Tate Jarvis. She dreamed about the day she'd be famous and have her own baking show. But the new girl at school, Darlene, thinks Francie's obsession with baking is weird, she acts like Holly is her best friend, and she's somehow managed to steal Tate's attention away. Suddenly, everything is unravelling. Unable to stay focused, Francie's pastry-filled dreams are starting to slide. Then Francie gets a chance to meet the sexy celebrity baker Lorenzo LaRue, whose toned pectorals inspire Francie as much as the baking tips she picks up from his TV show. Francie is sure that if Lorenzo could only see how passionate she is about baking, he would help launch her career, and possibly marry her when she reaches legal age. It won't be easy - but Francie is starting to understand that although trying won't guarantee success, quitting will guarantee failure. Young readers will gobble up this hilarious exploration of a girl's recipes for friendship, dating, fame and coconut-drop cookies.
  

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Review: Recipe for Disaster

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Francie is such a good baker. It's her life's dream to have a televised cooking show. Problems arise when a new girl to the bakery finds Francie's baking skills a bit weird. This book is not the usual ... Read full review

Review: Recipe for Disaster

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Kiley GruenbI erg 12/30/13 Period 4 Recipe for Disaster by Maureen Fergus describes about a normal girl named Francie Freewater who practically has everything she needs. A best friend named Holly, a ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Life Isnt FairSpread the News
5
2 Hope and Other Forms of Torture Part I
19
3 The Naked Truth
37
4 A Nasty Shock
50
5 The Worst Week Ever
64
6 Surprises and Other Mixed Blessings
80
7 Betrayal
96
8 The Contest
112
11 Date with Destiny
154
12 The Mane Event
170
13 An Unexpected Tragedy
187
14 The Confession
202
15 Hope and Other Forms of Torture Part II
214
16 The Great Cheesecake of Life
227
17 Unfinished Business
242
Author Bio
255

9 A Champion French Kisser
125
10 Expect the Unexpected
139
Back Cover
257
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About the author (2009)

Author Maureen Fergus has written the YA novelsExploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero , Recipe for Disaster and Ortega. The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten is her first picture book. She lives in Winnipeg, Canada.

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