All four stars is a book written by Tara Dairman. It has 273 pages and it is published by Puffin Books.It is an unusual book but unusual in a good way. You read books about princesses, mermaids, monsters,children, animals etc but how often do you read a book about a preteen restaurant critic. Definitely off the ‘usual’ list.
It was interesting when Gladys Gatsby , a 6th grader 11 yer old preteen plans something else and ends up somewhere else.
It is a story about a girl Gladys Gatsby who lives in East Dumsford, New York city. She loves to cook but her parents do not like her to cook. So whenever her parents are out for work, she cooks. Unfortunately one day while blow torching her creme brulee, she torched her kitchen curtain as well and that was the end of cooking for her. She was banned from entering the kitchen.
Once there was an essay writing competition in school and she wrote about her love for cooking and her dream to be future food critic. Somehow her essay find its way to Fiona Iglethorpe, the editor of the dining section who was looking for a restaurant critic. Mistaking the essay for a job application, she invites Gladys to write a review for a restaurant in New York.
How will she do it without letting her parents know? I’ll let you read it for yourself to know more.
It’s an awesome read. It transports you to another land. Certainly one of my favourite book.