Family, friendship, laughter, unrequited love, high school, baking, and heartbreak. Rated PG.Ollie calls everyone ‘sugar,’ which can sound a little old-fashioned, maybe, but that was Ol. Her mom picked up on it. A few years ago, when we were twelve, we had gotten a little carried away with our wet and dry ingredients in her kitchen; flour and sugar and oil was everywhere—oFamily, friendship, laughter, unrequited love, high school, baking, and heartbreak. Rated PG.Ollie calls everyone ‘sugar,’ which can sound a little old-fashioned, maybe, but that was Ol. Her mom picked up on it. A few years ago, when we were twelve, we had gotten a little carried away with our wet and dry ingredients in her kitchen; flour and sugar and oil was everywhere—on the floor, across the counters, in our hair and on our clothes and our faces, even. Aunt Lorraine came in and kind of froze at the sight. You could tell, she was more than a little mad. But after a few startled seconds, she started laughing and leaned her hand on the cold stainless steel of her refrigerator door and she just laughed until she cried. I think I would have cried, too, honestly. We had just stood there, frozen. But she was smiling through her tears and she finally said, “Goodness me, my sugar babies! Fix us somethin’ sweet for dessert, ya hear? And Ol, love, ya know where the broom is.”With that, she had left the kitchen, probably headed to the living room to put her feet up. Evy and Ol and I had stared at each other until we started giggling and Ollie had exclaimed excitedly, “The sugar babies!”And so our identities and our love for baking had been fused forevermore....
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the sugar babies Reviews
I normally don’t read YA fiction, so I picked this up because of a friend who wanted my honest opinion. I was extremely impressed with the author who knew how to focus on the young adult characters and she also gave them life through her gifted 'talent with words.' You felt the teenage struggles as Tess, Ollie, and Evy carried the storyline through the ‘ins and outs’ of typical adolescent friendships and embarked on a deep and powerful coming-of-age story. Not to give it away, I truly think this will resonate with young readers who experience loss. This story was sweet, funny, a little bit quirky, heartbreaking and real! A great short read!
An incredibly fast read. I kid you not, I read this in less than an hour with a coffee break and all in the mix. This speaks to amazing control over flow. This YA Christian novel speaks to awkward growing pains, real tragedy and above all friendship and family. Even though this is undoubtedly a Christian book with Scripture etc, it is never preachy. It is much more a normal way of life not a point of contention. I loved the story. Got drawn in, connected and invested. The book can do with a bit of polish but even with that said I doubt you can go wrong with picking up a copy of this book. WaAr
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Sugar Babies is O.M. Faye's first published writing. It is a YA Christian novella that is suitable to all age groups. Sugar Babies is filed strong emotions on both ends of the spectrum--great laughs and big tears.Olivia (AKA Ollie), Evy and Tess are cousins and best friends. They refer to themselves as the Sugar Babies, and they aspire to go to culinary school and eventually open their own restaurant. I think Sugar Babies would be an excellent name for their bakery!Sugar Babies has a chaste high school love interest, strong messages about friendship and family, as well as a strong message about faith and religion. When tragedy strikes, the Sugar Babies and their friends and family must rely on their faith to deal with their pain.The structure of the story is interesting. It starts in present day and then jumps back to a year in the past as Tess tells her story. There is a lot of telling in this story, and while not devoid of the other senses, I would have appreciated the story more had my five senses been sparked. The girls are baking and cooking a lot, and that would have offered the author plenty of opportunity to spark up the story with more colorful descriptions of the sights and smells of the kitchen. The inclusion of a few of the Sugar Babies' recipes between chapters is quaint and homey. The characters are developed as much as possible within the confines of a novella; they're all likable and realistic. I especially liked Isaac. The story ends rather abruptly and too the near the climax of the tragedy for me. Isaac is in the middle of sharing--with Tess--a significant life experience when the story ends. I didn't find it satisfying that he didn't fully convey the event, his thoughts and feelings, let alone wrap it up and show Tess how his past relates to her situation. That scene could be considered the author's segue to the follow-on book, Sugar Babies (The Sugar Babies #2).O.M. Faye's debut novella is charming and easily read. It is appropriate for all ages. I look forward to reading the next installment of her Sugar Babies series as well as following this budding author's career.*Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng *