The Truth About Twinkie Pie Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy 12-year-old GiGi (short for Galileo Galilei, a name she never says out loud) and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.
That's the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie, a voice-driven middle grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 1 minute|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 27, 2015|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #239,140 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#161 in Children's Books on Drugs & Substance Abuse
#1,601 in Family Life Fiction for Children
#2,509 in Children's Fiction on Social Situations
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GiGi’s biggest worry is that he’s not going to make friends at her new school. I loved that this was the smallest problem in the book. She quickly made friends and I loved these relationships. They were sweet and I could see them lasting long into adulthood. I liked that even the girl GiGi was ‘frenemies’ had an interesting outcome. Mace and GiGi butted heads a lot, but I thought it was an interesting and necessary relationship.
Overall, this story was sweet and heartbreaking. It made me feel so many things I was not expecting. I loved the characters and this story had so much heart. I loved the family values and friendships. Also, this book had recipes in it and I totally loved how they were tied into the story. So, keep an eye out for a books & baking post related to this one.
For me, this all began through a search for another great book to recommend to my early-teenage daughters. I was looking for one of those special books that they just won't put down - and I found it - not just for them but for me too! The author eases the reader into this story in a smooth, cool, and fresh way. The books begins very light-heartedly describing a childhood adventure. Then the reader is opened up to the potential of a first love combined with the challenges of a new town, new school, and new friends. Then WHAM! – the hammer comes down and you are off and running into a mystery combined with some serious issues and lessons of life. Loved the beginning, loved the twists and turns, loved the recipes (which are legit), and LOVED the ending! Truly Outstanding!
After seeing me devour this book in two days, my daughters have been bugging me to give it to them. I passed it on this morning to my 12-year old and I can't wait for her to post her own review! As they say, "the truth is in the pudding" or in this case "The Twinkie Pie." My guess is that she will not be able to put it down, and will have her review here in the next day or two.
I think Kat Yeh is an outstanding writer - in fact, dare I say it again, Literary Genius! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. Get your hands on The Truth About Twinkie Pie - I guarantee, you will not be disappointed - and That's The Truth!
In the South, GiGi had followed her sister’s advice. Lunchtime meant study time in the library in ratty old clothes. In upscale Long Island, GiGi’s ready for a change. She has a Recipe for Success: a bright new personality, a keen hope for new friends, and a willingness to do everything she’d never had a chance to do before.
When a sweet, handsome boy named Trip becomes her closest friend, GiGi knows she’s become part of something wonderful. Trip’s friends are not so welcoming. Mace glares at her with dagger eyes and seizes her first opportunity to make GiGi look stupid. While all the other moms play tennis or go shopping, GiGi’s mom is dead.
There’s an ache deep inside, an intense longing for her mother. Though her hopes stay locked away, GiGi’s searching for her. In beauty stores. In strangers. Even—especially--in the stars. GiGi stands for Galileo Galilei, and there’s a part of her that always gazes at the stars.
One phone call destroys GiGi’s new world. Permanently.
This book steals your heart. It’s about love, and fragile beauty. It’s about losing something you never had and gaining something you never wanted. It’s friendship and cruelty and misunderstanding, swirling together in amazing chaos that drives right through you. The Truth about Twinkie Pie is for anyone who knows when it’s time to take a stand.
This is a delightful and heartwarming story of love, loss, sacrifice, and what it means to be a family. GiGi's voice is pitch perfect 'tween, as are those of her classmates. The easy to follow recipes at the end of most chapters are a charming and unique addition. They bring out "mama's character in a way straightforward prose wouldn't. This is a book middle grade kids will enjoy. Try the impossible coconut pie...impossibly delicious!