The Cupcake Plan

The Cupcake Plan

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Lyrically-gifted yet keenly disorganized Zach has had it with the music bands of Malibu High fighting all the time. To bring all the bands together, he tried persuading school authorities to allow his band, Cloud Green, to host a music festival. When that failed, Zach penned a power-pop ballad - loosely based on Einstein's famous formula - that actually got the dueling bands at his high school to finally stop fighting. Indeed, after a physicist pronounced Zach's song a conceptual breakthrough in perceiving life, art, and the cosmos, wars ended and gangs crumbled all over the world, not just at his high school. But the peace was short-lived. As soon as Zach hit megastar-on-the-brink-of-messiah status, everything took a turn for the worst. He got shot at once by a hater, his reputation went down the tubes after scandal hit the so-called -organic- t-shirt business he got bullied into by Thomas, and he got shot at yet again by a kid trying to steal cupcakes from Zach's grandma's shop. Then, just as Zach figured out where his formula for peace went wrong, bam!, the worst blow of all: his studios sister Tessa got kidnapped. Now, the Malibu High school bands have put their differences aside just to help Zach get back on his feet. But the air in the room is volatile, to say the least. This group of kids is Zach's only chance at getting his reputation back and proving himself the ultimate hacker of long-lasting happiness ever. But to keep them from bursting into fight again, Zach will need a plan, and be disorganized no longer! Can he do it? THE CUPCAKE PLAN, contemporary YA work of make-peace-happen fiction, will appeal to fans of YA novels in which unlikely heroes take charge and save the world such as Laurie Halse Anderson's PROM and Micol Ostow's POPULAR VOTE. -A trascendental teen idol fable that successfully goes beyond the Tiger Beat/Camp Rock cosmos.- -- KIRKUS REVIEWSshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 526g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151473706X
  • 9781514737064

About Ana V Davidov

Ana is an avid cupcake baker and huge -Through the Wormhole- fan. Economist by training, she has worked as a corporate valuations consultant at the Big Three accounting firms for over a decade. In The Cupcake Plan, she decided to explore the effects that a standardized model of happiness might have at the individual level as well as on the world's quest for unity and peace at large, and what such a global standard might look like -- as a tribute to the work of Margaret Mead.show more