The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
When Tristan’s family moves from New York to the middle-of-nowhere town of Petersville, it seems as though everything’s changing for the worse. Their new house is haunted, there are no restaurants, and there’s nothing to do until school starts. But when Tristan stumbles across rumors of the town’s famous life-changing doughnuts, he believes he’s found a way to make a change for the better. All he has to do is earn the recipe.
But this problem, the doughnut problem, wasn’t made-up, and if I messed up this time, I’d be messing up something real.
As a person who grew up on Food Network and Martha Stewart magazines, I absolutely loved The Doughnut Fix. Reading about a kid who was enthusiastic about being in the kitchen and was being encouraged to get some hands-on learning (both in the kitchen and in the Real World) was refreshingly educational without getting preachy.
For Mom, teaching us to bake was right up there with teaching us to read.
What really made The Doughnut Fix stand out for me, though, was Tristan’s family. I think this is my new favorite Book Family! All of the characters were so strong and well-developed, I really felt like I was getting to know them as I read. It was also nice to see a story where siblings are capable of being kind to one another in an honest/non-sappy way.
⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ FOUR STARS
I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions or comments I share about this story are my own.
The Doughnut Fix is an extremely satisfying read if you like small-town quirks, boys who love baking, and small business ventures. Be sure to pick up a copy of your own, release day is April 3, 2018!