This post is an article from the Summer 2017 issue of the OYAN Review and has been edited slightly for publication on the blog. It was written by teen reviewer Malika.
Book: One Hundred Spaghetti Strings by Jen Nails
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Recommended Age Range: 9-13 years
Rating: 4/5 stars
One Hundred Spaghetti Strings in a realistic fiction book by Jen Nails. Steffany “Steffy” Sandolini and her sister Nina Sandolini live with their Auntie Gina and her boyfriend, for Steffy’s father left her family at a young age, and her mother is hospitalized for brain trauma. When Steffy learns that her father will be coming back to live with her, she must get comfortable living with her father, resorting to the thing she knows how to do best: cook. Steffy loves to cook — from pies to pasta from scratch. But can Steffy turn these ingredients she is suddenly thrust with into something good?
I personally love to cook, so I could relate to this book a lot. Continue reading