I feel like my life is cursed. I had to say goodbye to two of my friends, one was my childhood friend. I knew I had to say goodbye to him this year since he’s a senior and I’m freshman, but I was expecting that in May and not January, last Monday. And the other was someone I met this year and we hit off. Also I’m pretty sure my gym teachers hates us. I lost the use of my leg to the point where I have to limp so much, and I had a killing headache yesterday because of that dodge-ball smacking in the back of my head. I think I may be done whining for right now…
Love a la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Synopsis: Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir. . . .
Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent’s school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn’t all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.
Henry Yi grew up in his dad’s restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent’s school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie’s growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away.
Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs.
Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018
This was really a cool read. I love books that are set into different countries, but the only problem about that I always want to go there afterwards. I love that it was set in Paris. The culture was deeply explored much like Anna and the French Kiss, but I felt like I was completely here.
I love that this is a foodie novel. It really made me hungry reading this especially the descriptions of the food, yum. I’m pretty sure I got the munchies while reading this even though I just had lunch before reading this book. The food literally made me hungry and I really liked the difference between countries especially when it comes to omelettes apparently.
There was a lot of friendships going on. I was actually quite scared that this was going to be another one of those novels that would slut-shame, but luckily that never happened. The supporting cast had so many cool personalities and it would be quite hard to choose which characters was my favorite.
The characters was so diverse especially with Rosie and Henry. I thought I wasn’t going to like all of them, but they have different backgrounds. Henry wants to be a famous chef while dealing with an over-bearing mom while Rosie wants to be a baker. I love that she loves her family and the texting was really cool.
I didn’t really find this a memorable-I really love this type of read. It just felt more of three stars, and was just okay. I could probably forget this in about a week or so, because it was average. Nothing really stuck out.
It was a cute, fluffy read that has such a vivid setting and the endless descriptions of the food can probably make you hungry.