Shaw, Tucker. Flavor of the Week. Disney/Hyperion, 2005. ISBN 978-0786856985 224 pp. $
One should never recommend a book based solely on its review in “Publisher’s Weekly,” but I just wanted to give you all a heads-up on a new YA book called Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw. It sounds awesome. Feel free to vote me off the island if you are offended by my recommendation made without reading. But, I have a feeling that none of the hip book readers here will be disappointed with this title.
Here’s a description from Amazon:
Cyril Bartholomew isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of a dream date–he’s a little on the heavy side. Not that he gets pushed around or anything, but it does cause him to keep one very important secret from everyone: he loves to cook. The only person who knows this secret is his best friend, Nick. Nick is just about the opposite of Cyril-he’s a really attractive track star who is cool in a rebellious sort of way. Cyril has never been jealous of Nick, though… until the day that Nick decides he is interested in Rose Mulligan, Cyril’s long-time secret crush. Flavor of the Week is a classic love triangle between three very unclassic teens, with lots of delicious food courses in between. Plus, over 15 amazing recipes to help you take care of the hunger pangs this book is sure to bring on.
***Okay, I admit it, it’s the food thing that caught me.