Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Amazon Description: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
My Review: 5 out of 5 STARS! A perfect read for Valentine’s day! From the back cover blurb, I expected a cheesy read but was pleasantly surprised when the story took off in a direction I didn’t expect. Lara Jean, the main character, was witty and adorable. I also found myself endeared to the secondary characters, which I often find hard to do because often times, authors write cliché secondary characters that make we want to gag. I read it in one sitting because it was so delightful.
It was a delightful surprise to find several cookie recipes in the back of that book! Here, I will share the Snickerdoodle cookie recipe I grew up with.
Food Quote from book: “I wave a spoonful of cookie dough under Margot’s nose and she hesitates and then opens her mouth. I feed it to her like a baby.”
Molly’s Snickerdoodle Recipe
- 1 C butter
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 C flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 t salt
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, then dry ingredients. Roll into walnut sizes and dip in mixture of 1/4 c sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Place on cookie sheet (do not flatten). Bake for 8 min.