A Taste of Heaven
What if you find out something awesome about your friend and she doesn't want you to tell anyone, not even your parents? Madison Stokes leads a pretty average life: average mom and dad, average looks, average grades well, maybe her little sister is MUCH brattier than average, but nothing out of the ordinary. All that changes when Alyssa Hawkins moves to town. When Madison takes Alyssa under her wing, the two girls quickly bond over chocolate-chip cookies and become best friends. Amazingly, Alyssa doesn t even mind Madison s bratty sister! But there are some things Alyssa won t share. Why won't she talk about her family? And why is she so reluctant to have Madison over to her house? Alyssa has a secret that she doesn't want anyone to know. And when Madison finds out by accident, she would love to tell it. But if she does, she risks losing the best friend she's ever had..."
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- Paperback | 264 pages
- 143 x 218 x 22mm | 280g
- 12 Feb 2013
- Puffin Books
"Sweet and engaging, this novel and its characters will appeal to any girls looking for a contemporary story about growing up, friendship and family." - - "Canadian Children's Book News" "Through well-crafted writing, convincing dialogue, and credible characters...all reminiscent of vintage Judy Blume, Tilly takes readers into the fundamentally different lives of two girls as they manoeuvre through the often comical, sometimes bittersweet and melodramatic trials and tribulations of tweenhood." - - "Quill & Quire" "Meg Tilly brings a realistic portrayal of the struggles we often face in friendships--trust...Well written, humorous, and touching, "A Taste of Heaven" is a novel I highly recommend to young readers." - - "CM Magazine" "There are more than a few lessons to learn about friendship here...[Madison & Alyssa] both learn a little bit more about appreciating what they have rather than what they don't, a valuable lesson for anyone to learn." - - "CanLit for Little Canadians"
About Meg Tilly
MEG TILLY is the author of amiddle-grade novel, A Taste ofHeaven, as well as two novelsfor young adults, Porcupineand First Time, and two novelsfor adults, Gemma and SingingSongs. Tilly is also an award-winningactor, recently winning theCanadian Screen Award for BestActress for her work in the TVseries Bomb Girls. She lives inToronto."