When a blizzard threatens to ruin Valentine’s Day, three seventh-grade friends make and distribute fortune cookies to their lonely neighbors—and confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from one another.
Confident Kate doesn’t notice much but the latest gossip, and shy Georgia can’t say out loud what’s always on her mind. They’re joined by observant, careful Olivia, whose epic, single-minded crush on PBJ (real name: Phillip Becker-Jacobs) is starting to frustrate them. Using fortune cookies that mysteriously always seem to speak directly to the person who opens them, the three girls try to work together to bring some love to their building while reminding each other why they’re such good friends to begin with.
In a lighthearted story about the ups and downs of friendship, Greenwald (My Life in Pink & Green) again proves that she has an insightful eye (and pen) when it comes to the minds of tween girls. Three dissimilar but tight-knit seventh graders nosy Olivia, high-strung Kate, and reserved Georgia who live on the seventh floor of a Brooklyn apartment building, find themselves trapped and restless on a snowed-in Valentine's Day. They hatch a plan to deliver homemade fortune cookies to their neighbors, hoping to bring some camaraderie to the building. As the day progresses, though, they only succeed in annoying each other. Greenwald alternates among the three girls as narrators, skillfully showing how insignificant frustrations can lead to big meltdowns. The girls' voices are distinct; outgoing Kate, for example, often laments about Olivia's multiyear-obsession with a boy: "he needed to know she had gone off the deep end." All's well that end's well, and the girls not only get closer by the last page but revel in seeing their neighbors do the same. Ages 10 14.
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I liked this book. I liked its characters but I would have liked to see more depth in the surrounding characters :) I did like it! Very relatable. I liked the quiet girl best. Yes! I want a second one!!
This book was amazing, though I wish PBJ was more in it! Maybe a second book? :0) that would be awesome!!!!! Great overall!
Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes is AMAZING!!
I loved the boy drama in this book. I loved the girls passing out cookies and being best friends at the toughest times. The ending is really awesome. This book is a really cute book and it is a great plot. I loved this book so much. I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes reading about friendship and boy drama.