Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
Granny Torrelli is always making good food, giving good advice, and telling good stories about her childhood in Italy. So when Rosie gets into a fight with her best friend, Bailey, she knows Granny Torrelli will make things better one way or another.
My granny Torrelli says when you are angry with someone, so angry you are thinking hateful things, so angry maybe you want to punch them, then you should think of the good things about them, and the nice things they’ve said, and why you liked them in the first place.
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup is a wholesome kind of story that just feels good for the soul. The story is broken in two parts, each taking place in the kitchen as Granny Torrelli and Rosie cook and talk together. Old stories, strong friendships, and new feelings bubble away and give rise to a rich and beautiful story.
I love Granny Torrelli, always making good things, always so calm, so patient, always telling me about my smart head.
What I like best about Rosie is that she doesn’t believe in insta-friendship. Despite her disagreements with Bailey, she works hard to root out the issue and make amends. And her adoration of Granny Torrelli is apparent and heartwarming. Rosie’s loyalty is the heart of the story, and carries a strong message of what true friendship looks like.
⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ FOUR STARS
Read my review on Goodreads!
More mouthwatering middle grade stories can be found at #MGCarousel.