Synopses & Reviews
EmmaÕs life is a mess. Her best friend isnÕt talking to her, and the boy sheÕs known forever and dismissed has turned into a hottie. As if that werenÕt enough, her preacher parents have decided not to pay for college unless Emma goes to a Christian school, something she will never do. Enter the Crispy DreamÑa new donut franchise where people camp out waiting to be the first ones served. The local paper is running a scholarship for the person who writes the best feature story about the donut camp. Joining the camp could be EmmaÕs big chance at taking control of her future. But itÕs going to take a lot of faith in the human spiritÑand a few donutsÑto change her life.
-Zielin+s lighthearted yet substantive portrayals of Emma+s struggles with God, family, and friendship ring absolutely true.+ -Kirkus Reviews
Emma has a lot going on. Her best friendas not speaking to her, a boy sheas known all her life is suddenly smokina hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.
But this weekend Emmaas only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isnat quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.
In a fresh, funny voice, newcomer Lara Zielin offers up a mesmerizing, fast-paced narrative full of wit and insight.
An up-and-coming debut author delivers a fresh and funny narrative filled with wit and insight as she follows a young girl through her struggles with friends, family, and God.
About the Author
Lara Zielin lives in Michigan.