Meet Hudson Avery. She is literally the worst friend you could possibly wish to saddle yourself with.
Okay, I’m exaggerating. There are probably worse friends than Hudson around (although I’m struggling to think of any examples at the moment), but she really is quite an awful friend to have.
Up to the age of fourteen, Hudson was super into figure skating and was on course for a professional career. Then in the wake of her parents’ divorce she deliberately threw it all away, and with it threw away the figure skating dreams of her best friend, Kara. Instead of apologising to Kara with words, Hudson decides to show her remorse by snogging the boy Kara has a crush on right in front of her.
Skip forward three years and Hudson is now super into making cupcakes. I know. The intersection of the Likes Making Cupcakes and Likes Figure Skating venn diagram is, I imagine, fairly small. But not impossible, I guess, so there we are. I really liked the cupcake-y bit of the book - the recipes sounded amazing and I liked how they tied into what was going on in Hudson’s life.
Hudson’s mum runs the local diner and is getting Hudson more involved in the waitressing and management. This isn’t what Hudson wants to do with her life, so instead of saying, ‘Hey mum, I’ve taken up figure skating again and I’m coaching the local ice hockey team’ she sneaks around and ends up completely blowing her new best mate, Dani, out.
Also: Love Triangle Alert. No, thank you.
This book was sweet (no pun intended), but it was a bit too lightweight and bland for me.