In Practice Cake by Dalya Moon, Maddie is in her last weeks of high school, when she takes a job at a local bakery. Her first day at the bakery is a disaster, when her new co-worker Drew distracts her. Drew is gorgeous, and Maddie develops a crush, the problem being her boyfriend Parker. It does not help matters that her best friend, Jaslene, does not like Parker at all. Parker also does not approve of her taking a lowly job on being a baker's assistant.
In the beginning of Practice Cake, the bakery Maddie works for is not doing extremely well. After hearing a large chain bakery store was moving in a few blocks down, Maddie is determined to come up with a unique idea to attract new customers, and save the bakery. Coming up with this new baked good, attracts the attention of the Bakery Network. They want to film a reality TV show at the bakery where Maddie works, and make Maddie the star. While Maddie is nervous about being on TV, she knows if it goes well it could save the bakery. Maddie grows closer to Drew, and further away from Parker.
I really enjoyed read Practice Cake, The whole story, Maddie struggles trying to save the bakery, dealing with friends and family, and her feelings with Drew. At times, her friend, Jaslene, gets jealous, because of the reality show. Maddie is a very relatable character, and I really felt for her when things did not go her way. I have not really read a contemporary book in a while, so it was great to escape into Practice Cake.
I think anyone enjoys a good contemporary book would enjoy Practice Cake. This book is geared towards a YA audience, with underage drinking preferably an older YA audience. Thank you Dalya for letting me read your amazing novel! I truly enjoyed Practice Cake!
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