When Jeremy accidentally ruins the engine of his dad’s boat, he and his best friend, Slater, go under cover as Cupcake Cadets in order to enter a cash-prize contest. But the boys quickly realize that being a cadet will require a lot more than a uniform and memorizing baking-themed pledges.
Jeremy stripped to his underwear and tugged on the dress. It felt a little snug, but something about the brass buttons and military-type emblems made him feel official, like a general.
Jeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets has all the comedy and misadventure promised by the premise, and then some. Uniforms, dodging bullies, mantras, gut-busting cupcakes, and heated rivalries provide plenty of hilarious obstacles as Jeremy and Slater clumsily navigate the complicated world of girls without being outed.
Jeremy wanted to correct Paul, to tell him that restaurant, bistro, even eatery would be a better choice than eatatorium. As far as he knew, eatatorium wasn’t even a word. However, talking meant opening his mouth, which would put him at risk of being the first customer at Paul’s Vegetarian Eatatorium.
I really enjoyed Jeremy Bender. Wholesome themes like teamwork, girl power, friendship, and business ventures are explored with sincerity and lighthearted humor. The characters are endearing and memorable. Perfect for fans of The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz.
⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ FOUR STARS
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