I thought that this book was spectacular! This AWESOME book was about how the ‘smart cookie,’ Francine May Greene, tried to fill the empty hole in her heart caused from missing her mother.
The book is told from Frankie’s point of view, and I felt as if I stood right next to her—at Jessica’s house, at the library, at the B&B, at Reggie’s office, and on the float. Jess was such an interesting character, she felt like some sort of bully towards Frankie, and then like a great friend. I loved how Elly dreamed up Jess, so Frankie could encounter and learn from another situation. The thing I loved the most in this story was the entire bakery and food related items because I think Elly put them in to remind us of the sweetness in life. I had a craving for muffins, Doritos, pancakes, and obviously, cookies. Smart Cookie was better than amazing, and I can’t wait to read more from Elly Swartz!
I’m Ariana, an 11 year-old fifth grader, who loves to read. I really like mystery and fictional books. My favorite books of all time are part of the series The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I love to draw, and my favorite animal is a cat. I really like to give other kids good book recommendations!