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Bliss: Book 1

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

A family's magical recipes wreak hilarious havoc.

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Though readers may have to suspend disbelief when 12-year-old Rose’s parents casually leave her in charge of their magical bakery, it serves the purpose of the story and allows Rose to find her way. Rose is likable, but her initial lack of gumption can be frustrating, especially when she lets her brothers run the show just to gain a little attention from them. However, her feelings of being left out and overlooked are real and relatable, and her heart is in the right place. Goofy humor carries the story when the already quirky town residents fall under the power of such delicacies as the Cookies of Truth or Turn-Around-Inside-Out-Upside-Down Cake and helps to overshadow the fact that Rose's brothers and other secondary characters are somewhat flatly drawn. Readers looking for a fun, light read will enjoy the silly, over-the-top humor. The last chapter indicates a sequel may follow.

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