Sometimes the right book comes along at just the right point in your life. A sort of book serendipity. Tristan is a 12yo who moves away from New York City to a rural town and a fixer-upper after his family decides to make some pretty drastic life changes. It is a complete adjustment for him and his siblings to go from urban to rural life.
The kids can't start school right away, so their parents suggest that they each begin a project of their choosing to occupy their time. Tristan's sister Jeanine begins a complicated mapping project, and his little sister Zoe has an imaginary friend to keep her busy. Tristan bikes into town on the first morning in search of a bakery and discovers that the sign advertising life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts is a lie. (you know- the cake is a lie) At first, it is just another disappointment in the series of events since moving out there, but Tristan makes the doughnuts his project, and it all works out in the end.
Verdict- Declan and I read this as an E-ARC from Edelweiss + and then pre-ordered it for ourselves both to re-read and to get that doughnut recipe. Buy it and read it with a box of doughnuts.
The Doughnut Fix By Jessie Janowitz April 3, 2018