Sizzle by Lee McClain
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Sizzle . . . or burn? Linda Delgado has the best nose in all of Arizona—for cooking, that is. She may be only fourteen, but Linda loves making fresh Mexican food with her aunt Elba and blogging about food with her best friend, Julia. But after Aunt Elba suffers a ministroke, Linda is catapulted across the country and into a whole new life. In Pittsburgh, living with bossy Aunt Pat and her seven kids, Linda feels completely out of place. Worst of all, Aunt Pat is a local celebrity with her own TV show, Cooking from Cans—and she won’t let Linda in the kitchen. Linda might go loco if she doesn’t get some fresh food—like now. Then Linda finally gets her chance to sizzle—alongside cute-guy-with-a-secret Dino Moretti (who even smells delicious) and her jealous cousin Chloe. Linda’s new life is about to heat up fast.

About Lee McClain

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Lee McClain teaches writing and literature at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She loves southwestern cuisine and the Polish and Italian specialties of her Pittsburgh neighbors . . . but she was raised on canned vegetables and still cooks green bean casserole for family gatherings. When shes not teaching or writing, Lee enjoys running marathons at a very slow pace and traveling with her husband and their ten-year-old daughter. She is also the author of three other novels for young adult readers: My Loco Life, My Abnormal Life, and My Alternate Life.
Published January 5, 2012 by Two Lions. 193 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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An unexpected family illness forces a 14-year-old Latina foodie to leave her Arizona home for a large Pennsylvania household.

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Gr 6–9—Linda Delgado's life is about to change. The 14-year-old has been living with her Aunt Elba in Arizona, going to school, spending time with best friend Julia, and working in her aunt's small Mexican restaurant where the emphasis is on wholesome meals made using fresh ingredients. When her ...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Sizzle: A Novel

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