Rave Reviews Log: Realistic Fiction

November 08, 2011


By Sarah Weeks
Rating: 4 1/4 stars

The tiny town of Ipswitch is famous for one thing: Alice's aunt Polly's shop named Pie.  Polly's pies are so wonderful, she has won 13 Blueberry medals for best pie, an unprecedented achievement.  Then Polly dies unexpectedly, and in her will, she leaves her secret pie crust recipe to Lardo, her mean cat, and leaves Lardo to Alice.  As Alice grieves over her beloved aunt, she finds that how everyone around her reacts to the death seems much more selfish.  Then Lardo disappears and someone trashes Polly's shop--are they looking for the pie crust recipe?  Alice, with the help of her new friend Charlie, begins to investigate, but is her imagination just running away with her?  Is Lardo really the key to the pie crust recipe? But as time passes, Alice discovers that what her aunt always believed was the truth--that it is what you love, and your family and friends, that are the real treasures.  A wonderful story about family, friends and pie, with a healthy dose of mystery.  Readers will enjoy this fun tale and the quick-moving plot.


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