Lots of truth telling My favorite was when Gladys gets to confer with her 6thof truth telling My favorite was when Gladys gets to confer with her 6th teacher again I m rather upset with the author s choice to make one character gay They re in 7th grade and this comes way out of the blue This review is from my fifth grade daughterThe book was like my moms super delicious brownies The suspense and conflict was the books sugar and butter I finished it in one day it was so good Tara Dairmen s third book was even better than Mrs Anderson s infamous brownies Liked book very much overall Did not like twist taken by one character at end What I Loved Gladys s passion for cooking and all things foodie is front and center in the narrative as it has been in the last two books Her diverse group of friends and their differing personalities and uirks are part of the action as welll you ll find appearances by Parm Charissa and Sandy I assure you you ll definitely be laughing throughout the book ust as you probably were with the first two The story features different cuisines and ingredients some readers may have never heard of before Whether Gladys is browsing Mr Eng s specialty food shop or creating Salvadoran pancakes she is sure to introduce readers to something new in the culinary world At one point Gladys Aunt Lydia and Charissa attend a foodie trade show and sample foods such as biltong South African beef The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn jerky antelope meats yak meat and even horse meat bites The rich themes of friendship and becoming comfortable in your own identity something that can be uite challenging in Middle School are appreciated and embedded in the narrative without being preachy I love the way Tara illuminates important and relevant aspects of friendship in her storyline The resolution of all the loose ends especially regarding Gladys s top secretob of restaurant reviewer for The New York Standard The conclusion of STARS SO SWEET is stunning and everything I had hoped for in the ending to this fantastic trilogy I know this series will continue to be a popular one in my school library I Already Have Many already have many who have been waiting avidly for the last installment in the series It s true Young readers love these foodie books My full review can be found on my blog Bookish Illuminations I was disappointed with this conclusion to the series I guess maybe only Indiana Jones is best in the third installment While most of the book was enjoyable enough a few things stuck with me after finishingFor me far too much focus on romantic relationships for a book starring 12 year oldsSecondly and most importantly the conseuences of the MC keeping a HUGE secret from her parents for months were very mild and glib and those other adults keeping her secret I don t knowit made me feel uncomfortable I want my kids to know that they can tell me anything and I d hope the other adults
their life never encourage them to keep serious secrets And I admit I m really tired of authors giving into stereotypes about homeschoolers For the record these stereotypes were also present in Book 2 but they were only magnified here Please please authors talk to a bunch of homeschoolers before inserting them as convenient characters in your books Just because you assume something must be true doesn t mean it is and we don t appreciate misrepresentation than any other underrepresented category I m not trying to sound mean here really but it s starting to seem true what they say about sueaky wheel. Ris Gladys and Aunt Lydia try one last ruse to fool her editor at the Standard but even with her aunt’s help Gladys ust can’t manage the drama of middle school and a secret life It’s time for Gladys to be true to herself and honest with her friends and family regardless of what those around her thin. Another wonderful funny heartwarming book inin their life
THIS FANTASTIC SERIES I LOVED FOLLOWINGfantastic series I loved following lovable heroine Gladys on her foodie adventures this time as she navigates middle school I feel so much fondness for the characters both familiar and new and I loved seeing them grow and change and rise to meet life s challenges My favorite part about this latest book is the French influence French food French club cool Francophile aunt So much mouth watering fun decided to go through the reviews before starting it and most of the 12 star ones are homophobic af going to report all of them but goodreads doesn t really take any action about this stuff have previous experience with this Did you find this review helpful Find of my reviews at Pop Goes The Reader She was trying to help her friends see the bright side but at the same time the pit of worry that had entered her stomach in the schoolyard now felt like it was sprouting into a full grown tree of anxiety Two classes with Charissa and none with Parm left a whole lot of classes with zero friends Her parents would surely advise her to make new ones but Gladys would rather tackle a hundred difficult new recipes than force herself to talk to one new personGoodbye East Dumpsford Elementary Hello Dumpsford Township Middle School As summer comes to a close and culinary wunderkind Gladys Gatsby prepares for the first day of seventh grade a new school will soon be the least of her worries as Gladys contends with new clubs new commitments new friends and enemies new rules and new beginnings With her plate increasingly full and her status as the New York Standard s preeminent restaurant critic still a carefully guarded secret Gladys will have to work harder than ever before as she faces her most difficult challenges yet She couldn t help but think back to the way her classmates mostly girls used to make fun of her love of arugula And that was ust a salad green Now Sandy actually wanted to have a reputation at his school for eating gross foodsBoys were weirdReading Tara Dairman s Stars So Sweet the third and final instalment in the author s throughly enchanting All Four Stars middle grade series was an incredibly bittersweet experience For the last three years a new release from Dairman has been one of the highlights of my summer and while I was eager to embark on another adventure with Gladys Gatsby I couldn t help but grow sad that this novel would mark our final ourney together That said as things heat up in
out of kitchen I can think of no better way to bid adieu to this scrumptious series than Stars So Sweet a tasty morsel that s good to the last bite and proves to be the author s sweetest book yet Gladys sighed It was great to have her talents appreciated especially since it was a feeling she didn t always get at home But it didn t feel so great to know Fiona s admiration was still based on a big deception If Fiona knew how truly uniue Gladys voice was would she still be so interested in having her at the paper full timeOver committed and under a great deal of pressure the stakes have never been higher for Gladys Gatsby as she is forced to uggle academic personal and professional considerations Faced with the prospect of a new assignment AND a potential promotion Gladys unintentional deception and secret double life culminate in a taut exciting adventure that will leave readers on the edge of their seat until the very last page What will happen when Joan Bauer meets Ruth Reichl in this charming middle grade foodie series As the summer winds down and Gladys Gatsby prepares to start middle school she is nervous about The Brontës Went to Woolworths juggling schoolwork and looming deadlines from her secretob as the New York Standard’s youngest restaurant critic When her editor push.and out of
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*her courage creativity and tenacity to determine what the future holds It is not what challenges Gladys *courage creativity and tenacity to determine what the future holds It is not what challenges Gladys however but how she faces them that truly define her Even when she feels as though a live fish was flopping around in her stomach or like a single chocolate chip drowning in a huge bowl of cookie batter Gladys never fails to meet each and every challenge head on with careful measured Pooperella (Farty Tales Book 1) judgement and a little extra help and advice from her friends Seeing your goals is the first step But reaching them often reuires taking many She approached Gladys desk again The good news is that you don t need to see the entire path clearly to set out on it youust need to see a few feet ahead of you Stars So Sweet also sees the return of some of the series most familiar and beloved secondary characters including Parm Singh Sandy Anderson Charissa Bentley Fiona Inglethorpe and everyone s favourite literary prodigy and author of the best selling novel Zombietown USA Hamilton Herbertson One of the things readers can appreciate most about Dairman s supporting cast is that each feels like the main character in their own right with feelings aspirations and desires independent of that of the protagonist In Stars So Sweet Sandy s busy working on cementing his legacy as the Gross Out King and The Boy Who ll Eat Anything at St Joseph s Academy Parm is struggling to raise enough money to allow the girls soccer team to attend the regional tournament in Pennsylvania Charissa is attempting to balance one too many extracurricular activities and Hamilton is trying his best to live a normal life Perhaps best of all much to my surprise and delight Stars So Sweet also includes LGBT content as Dairman explores how one of the secondary characters has a crush on another character of the same sex This revelation is handled with a great deal of thought and sensitivity and creates a wonderful opportunity for young readers Creatively written and in great step with the previous 2 books of the series Still fun to read I still love the foodie aspect original idea compared to other MG books Disappointed with the slight twist of 1 character at the end the detail was unnecessary and a book spoiler especially when this series started out delightful than other MG books As with the other entries in the series I m rounding up a half star from my true opinion I do think there s a lot of appeal and good values in these for kids I found them to be repetitious wordy and am glad I m done And I did have to keep telling myself suspend disbelief read it like a fairy tale Very glad of the satisfying ending to the trilogy But there were random problems too Too much romance imo for 12 yo seventh graders A random snarky comment about Rolanda learning a lot about Shakespeare only because she oined Drama Club but wait isn t that how it s supposed to work Gladys complaining because she only has three good friends bothered me tooI won t read on if Dairman decides to keep going unless she completely changes the pov to that of Charissa Parm or SandyETA I looked at some of the other reviews The ppl who gave this few stars had a problem with one of the characters being revealed as lesbian Um lady that girl is not the evil one you are And to think you re poisoning your children with that view How ver. Es for a face to face meeting to discuss opportunities with the paper Gladys knows she must finally come clean to her parents But her perfectly planned reveal is put on hold when her parents arrive home with a surprise her Aunt Lydia one of the only adults who knows her secret fresh off the plane from Pa. .