Wednesday, April 3, 2013

love this message.

Cake by Joyce Magnin is a delicious little novel about a twelve-year-old foster kid named Wilma Sue who seems destined to spend her life hopping from foster home to foster home. It is not as depressing as it sounds, really. Some have called Cake a touch of Mary Poppins with a dash of Anne of Green Gables, and I have to say, I agree.

When Wilma Sue moves in with sisters Ruth and Naomi, she tries desperately to fit in and make this her permanent home. Everyone knows that when you try too hard to perfect, you usually make a mess, and our Wilma Sue did just that. When she discovers that the cakes Ruth and Naomi bake for the needy are filled with more than just frosting, she attempts to make her own for a new friend, with disastrous results. Magnin shares very thoughtful messages on love, compassion and forgiveness, that every middle school kid should see.

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