Summer of a Thousand Pies

Summer of a Thousand Pies Review

A heartfelt contemporary middle grade novel, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and Fish in a Tree, about a girl who is sent to live with her aunt and must try to save their failing pie shop.

When twelve-year-old Cady Bennett is sent to live with the aunt she didn’t even know she had in the quaint mountain town of Julian, she doesn’t know what to expect. Cady isn’t used to stability, or even living inside, after growing up homeless in San Diego with her dad.

Now she’s staying in her mother’s old room, exploring the countryside filled with apple orchards and pie shops, making friends, and working in Aunt Shell’s own pie shop—and soon, Cady starts to feel like she belongs. Then she finds out that Aunt Shell’s pie shop is failing. Saving the business and protecting the first place she’s ever really felt safe will take everything she’s learned and the help of all her new friends. But are there some things even the perfect pie just can’t fix?

Summer of a Thousand Pies is a sweet and satisfying treat of a novel full of friendship, family, and, of course, pie.

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    Summer of a Thousand Pies Reviews

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus After the death of her mother, Cady's father has found it hard to keep a job, stay away from alcohol, and to provide Cady with a stable home and supervision. He has en...

  • Sarah

    An excellent and engaging story about a young girl dealing with the effects of her father's mental illness and the ensuing instability. When her father is arrested, twelve-year-old Cady is sent to liv...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 3.5 StarsCady had to grow up fast. As the child of an addict, she knew homelessness, abandonment, and hunger. All things I wished she had never known. When her father was taken into custody, s...

  • Madeline

    Oh what a wonderful story! I loved every word! The characters were so endearing. I will truly miss this family. Thank you Margaret Dilloway and Goodreads for a free copy of this terrific story! My new...

  • Madison

    Summer of a Thousand Pies is a sweet middle-grade contemporary novel. A story about family and belonging, set amongst the backdrop of food, glorious food, Summer of a Thousand Pies touches on some dee...

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    This was such a lovely story! Full review to come. ...

  • Andy Winder

    When I saw the cover for Summer of a Thousand Pies, I thought I'd be settling into a fun and lighthearted middle grade contemporary. I was wrong. This is a beautiful, important book, but it doesn't de...

  • Susan

    This book is sweet and will help to start a conversation about a few of life's difficulties, including homelessness. I really enjoyed the main character, Cady. I think kids will identify with some of ...

  • Andrew

    This beautiful book is going to stay in my heart forever, and I already know will be one of my top favorites this year. When Cady goes to live with her Aunt Shell after her father is arrested, her who...

  • Kelly 💜??

    LOVED this middle grade book... full review to come!...