The Secret Cooking Club

Publisher: Chicken House

Being the subject of her mum's lifestyle blog has made Scarlett's life a misery. It's caused her such embarrassment at school that she has withdrawn from most social contact and become terribly lonely.

The transformation of Scarlett's life begins when she discovers an amazing kitchen and a very old recipe book whilst feeding an elderly neighbour's cat. As she begins to bake, Scarlett gains not only confidence but also self-esteem and friendship.

Scarlett's school experiences and emotional journey will strike a chord with many teenagers. The discovery of friendship through common interests and the satisfaction she gets from sharing what she has made will also ring true.

This is a great debut novel which explores the complexity of family and cross-generational relationships, as well as celebrating the joys of cooking.

More books like this

Sweet Pizza

Author: G R Gemin

In a small Welsh town, a young man gets to reconnect to his Italian roots and explore his entrepreneurial streak, as he exchanges the joys of fried chicken and chips for fresh espresso and pasta puttanesca.

Read more about Sweet Pizza

Caramel Hearts

Author: E R Murray

One day, 14-year-old Liv discovers recipes written in her mother's handwriting, and this sets her off on a journey towards self-discovery and reconciliation. A beautifully told story about what it takes to get through hard times.

Read more about Caramel Hearts

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...