Published by Omnific Publishing on July 15, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Family, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Publisher
Reading Challenges: ARC August, COYER, Summer Surge Read A Thon
Sixteen year old Sophie Dumbrowski, is an adorably inept teen living above her family-owned Polish bakery with her man-hungry mother and her spirit-conjuring grandmother, who together, are determined to find Sophie the perfect boyfriend.
But when Sophie meets two hot guys on the same day, she wonders if this a blessing or a curse. And is Sophie’s inability to choose part of the reason the bakery business is failing miserably? The three generations of women need to use their heads, along with their hearts, to figure things out…before it’s too late.
One Smart Cookie is an adorable young adult standalone read. I thought the romance in it was really cute and it ended up being a really nice family story as well, which was an unexpected perk. I loved all of the crazy characters, even though one of them annoyed me to no end, but even she ended up shaping up so all around One Smart Cookie turned out to be one heck of a cute read.
Sophie works in her mothers Polish bakery and lives above it with her guy crazy mom and very old school and very awesome grandmother. The grandmother was my favorite character in the whole story. I enjoyed Sophie as well. She is young so she does have a tendency to have some immature moments, I still thought she was wayyy better (with 3 y’s) than her mother. Her mother bothered me to no end. With her rude remarks and her totally inappropriate clothes. But her and Sophie’s relationship is all part of the story, so I am not going to go too much into that dynamic. I will only tell you that the mom was the low point of the book for me for probably 3/4th of it.
Sophie wants a boyfriend- her first one- this summer. Her best friend and her are determined to meet some cute guys. But throw in a spiritual and slightly eccentric grandmother and some polish gods, new jobs, and problems at the Polish Bakery and hijinks ensue and guys start popping up left and right. This book is funny. I really enjoyed Kim Brunner’s writing. It was clear to me from the start what the “good” choice would be for Sophie, but I can understand the hold up. Does she choose right? The good Guy? The Bad guy? No guy at all? And just happens with the bakery. You need to read One Smart Cookie to find out! I really enjoyed this as a cute and heartwarming read.
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