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The Doughnut Fix

Sometimes the right book comes along at just the right point in your life. A sort of book serendipity. Tristan is a 12yo who moves away from New York City to a rural town and a fixer-upper after his family decides to make some pretty drastic life changes. It is a complete adjustment for him and his siblings to go from urban to rural life. 

The kids can’t start school right away, so their parents suggest that they each begin a project of their choosing to occupy their time. Tristan’s sister Jeanine begins a complicated mapping project, and his little sister Zoe has an imaginary friend to keep her busy. Tristan bikes into town on the first morning in search of a bakery and discovers that the sign advertising life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts is a lie. (you know- the cake is a lie) At first, it is just another disappointment in the series of events since moving out there, but Tristan makes the doughnuts his project, and it all works out in the end. 

Verdict- Declan and I read this as an E-ARC from Edelweiss + and then pre-ordered it for ourselves both to re-read and to get that doughnut recipe. Buy it and read it with a box of doughnuts.

The Doughnut Fix By Jessie Janowitz April 3, 2018

By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
You can find Jen misbehaving on social media on
Twitter: @jennynau10

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