The Sweet Life of Stella Madison

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 14, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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A warmhearted, delectable novel about what it means to love and be loved.

When Stella Madison's food-loving parents help her land a summer job at the local newspaper, there’s only one catch: she’s expected to write about food. Luckily, Stella has Jeremy, the hot new intern at her mom’s restaurant, who’s more than happy to help. But where does that leave Stella’s boyfriend, Max, who recently dropped the L-word? And could her separated parents be cooking up romances of their own?

“Stella Madison’s summer of food and love is a great read full of broken hearts, broken promises, and broken eggs. A must for anyone who eats.”—E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List

“This book’s got all the right ingredients: friends, family, boys, and food. The perfect summer read!”—Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling author of Lock and Key and Just Listen

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This was an entertaining, light read about family, friendship and food, but it was not without its problems. Stella is your typical teenager going through typical teenage struggles. I liked how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tammy Walquist - Goodreads

A cute but rather fluffy story about Stella, the daughter of two foodies, who doesn't feel like she really fits since her idea of a great meal comes from the drive-thru. Then she gest invited to do an ... Read full review

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Lara M. Zeises lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

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