Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: January 3rd, 2012
I think other people have said this best. Who knew cupcakes would play an awesome role in a book!?!
Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.
So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.
It’time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...
I know this is widely talked about among other reviews but I found the coolest thing about the book was how Sarah Ockler incorporated the cupcakes! Each chapter started with a name of a cupcake. I can tell you one thing. By the end of chapter 1 I was dying to bake cupcakes!
The story starts off with Hudson's dad. I did feel really bad because of what Hudson and her brother went through with there dad. It was great to see through out the book how Hudson advanced through the book and was able to overcome challenges. Overcoming challenges and was able to get back into skating. Skating, hockey, and cupcakes that is!
Hudson sums up the most perfect character ever! She has a bubbly personality that makes you feel just at home. She always seems so positive when things aren't. She has a brother named Bug. You don't hear about him a lot in the book, but he pops up in certain parts of the book. There are two main guys of the book. Josh and Will. (And let me tell you, Josh is to swwwooonnn about!) I won't explain them, that is for you to figure out. Ockler does a great job with all the characters, and there personalities and how she incorporated them into the book.
The ending was good but somewhat predictable. But that was okay with me:) The book makes you want to read over and over again!
Overall I think Bittersweet is a book that anyone would love to read!