The Truth About Twinkie Pie

When your life begins in a trailer park in South Carolina, relocation to the lively city of Long Island seems a bit daunting. When no one’s there for you but your big sister and her dreams, that move may become downright terrifying. But GiGi’s sister is no ordinary woman. DiDi—short for Delta Dawn the Second—had been known to camp in a tent during a thunderstorm to get her little sister into “the best” school. Even crashing telephone poles couldn’t drive DiDi away.

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.

Visit author Kat Yeh and her awesome recipes at http://www.katyeh.com.

–Kate Calina

 

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