Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pie by Sarah Weeks

It sounds like a cliche but Pie is quite simply a delicious book.  I gobbled it up so quickly and, not surprisingly, it has made me feel the need to go out and eat a large slice of pie.

Aunt Polly is a brilliant pie maker.  So talented she has won the Blueberry Pie Medal thirteen times and the whole town has benefited from her talents.  People come from far and wide to 'buy' these delicious pies.  No money is involved though, because Polly likes to give the pies away.

"Why on earth would I charge people money for something that brings me so much pleasure?"

Since they cannot pay with money people leave produce for Polly in the form of pie ingredients but sadly as the book begins Polly has died.  Her loving niece Alice is utterly lost.  She herself has no real interest in making pies even though she has watched and helped her aunt for years.  Alice is lost without her special aunt and so is everyone in the town because Polly has mysteriously left the details of her pie crust recipe to her cat Lardo.  When the pie shop is ransacked and Lardo is catnapped Alice and her new friend Charlie employ their detective skills to get to the truth.

If you want to know everything about this book and read a bonus pie recipe review look at this blog - it is amazing.  Here is a set of discussion questions.

This book does contain fourteen pie recipes.  Some of them sound a little odd like Green Tomato pie and Peanut butter and Raspberry Cream pie but I do like the sound of the Buttermilk pie and the Peach pie.

This book reminded me of Bliss which I recently reviewed.  We also have Regular Guy by Sarah Weeks in our school library and I now discover there are more books in this series.

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