Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to persuade her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America’s finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame.
Once on set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams is a terrific YA offering—fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.
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Could winning a reality show lead to a cooking school scholarship AND a summer romance? Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides has the chance of a lifetime, but once on set of Teen Test Kitchen, she is surrounded by drama, and a very cute French culinary student. She must figure out a way to survive the heat and stay true to herself.
Available Summer 2012 from Kathryn Williams and Macmillan!
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"Besides being a perfect choice for any fan of great food, this story will inspire teenagers to pursue their dreams and appreciate their heritages." --Booklist
"...entertaining and funny…”--School Library Journal
"[a] tasty read…”--Publishers Weekly
Kathryn Williams has written several young adult novels, including a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.