A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis
Rated: ❤❤❤❤ One word: Succulent
Have you ever found yourself wishing for the bad guy to be the chosen or be good? Or wishing that the story will be different even though it has to be the way it was for the lesson to be effective? Ahh.
A La Carte did it for me. I found myself so invested in the characters that I didn’t want the book to end and I was having some inner dialogue about how I wanted it to all end, in to my own perfect ending.
Elaine (Lainey) is an aspiring world famous chef. She knows that it will be hard to be an African American woman with a Vegetarian show on prime time TV but that will not dissuade her from her goals. But when her best friend, Simeon Keller goes missing, she was left alone and having to reevaluate everything she thought she knew.
Elaine is a very likable character with her enthusiasm to cook, bake and just thrive in the kitchen. She whined about school like almost every teenager and kept a very close relationship with her mother. After Simeon goes missing, things fall apart. She is constantly questioned, trusts are broken and she finds that things aren’t what they seem.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers because it’s a read for anyone who love YA lits and this book will have you reevaluating the choices you make, the friends you keep and that no matter what, always choose yourself first. Its what will hold you down when no one is there for you.
I fell hard for this book and as I have evaluated the whole story, the ending was perfect with room for many possibilities. Who knows, people can grow up, mature and be better as they get older.
Check out the book if you haven’t. It has some great recipes for desserts, main dishs and there are very healthy choices that sounded very delicious when I reading. I got hungry while reading it! I’m going to buy ingredient for a cake now!
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