Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her Abuela.
The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.
Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
So I read this book the second week of November and I honestly do not regret reading it. It was so rich, vibrant… AND tastyyyyy. I felt like I could smell and taste each dish that Emoni made. She was such an easy character to love and root for and I really enjoyed watching her journey throughout her senior year as a teen mom struggling to put herself first for once.
From page 2, I was already hooked and fully immersed in Emoni’s universe, and even with all of her hardships, it was a lovely place to be. Overall, I think this book was just as beautiful as the cover.
(Please note this book was not given to me by the publisher. It is not an ad.)
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