Monday, 2 April 2012

Bittersweet - Sarah Ockler

Title: Bittersweet
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 3rd 2012
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: 4.5
Also known for: Twenty boy summer, Fixing Deliah

Hudson Avery is a former competitive figure skater who is ultimately dissatisfied with her lot. She works at her Mum's diner where she bakes cupcakes. Dani her best friend works with her at the diner and really helps to keep Hudson positive. Soon she finds herself literally colliding with a cute hockey player named Josh and somehow is roped into coaching the flailing hockey team. Hudson soon begins a journey trying to discover herself and what she wants - is she the cupcake queen or the ice skater and how can she be both?

Hudson is a flawed character and there were times when I wanted to smack her. I'm namely talking about her treatment of her best friend Dani. She really took her friend for granted and mistreated her on a number of occasions. However, I like flawed characters and I couldn't help but love Hudson anyway.

The cupcakes were delish. I absolutely loved imagining these creations while reading about them. Pure fun! Certainly stimulated the taste buds.

This was a cute a fluffy novel about first love and really just navigating the mine field of impending adulthood.

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