Cook Books, Bloggers’ Books and Books We Like About Food

51bgRbM76fL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

Dear Opl, Shelley Sackier. Courageous and funny, Dear Opl tackles teen angst, loss of a parent and childhood obesity, in one sweet story.

Opal’s father has died, and things haven’t been the same since. Her mother is distracted and worried. Worse, she’s leaving warning notes for her junk food-addict daughter (“Please don’t eat!”) in cookie packages, posting pictures of skinny models on the fridge, and buying “special” (i.e. diet) food. What’s a thirteen-year-old to do?

Opal drops the “a” in her name, a symbolic slim-down that’s more protest than compliance. Becoming Opl, of course, does nothing to satisfy cravings for pizza, M & M’s, potato chips, candy, cookies and chocolate. She tackles her problems head-on, with a little help from her friend, her G-pa, a homeless guy, a blog, even in the end, her harried Mom.

Looking forward to finding out if pre-teens enjoy this story as much as I did.

2 thoughts on “Cook Books, Bloggers’ Books and Books We Like About Food

  1. Hugely flattered to be placed on this lovely page and gorgeous blog. I’ve spent more money on wonderful books about food than I probably have on actual food. I’m an addict. Good food, good health and lovely good friends. Thank you for the wonderful nod of acknowledgement.
    I’ll be back to see where my hard-earned pennies should next be spent!

    Like

Go ahead, dish ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s