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A Taste Of Heaven

by Meg Tilly

Penguin Canada | February 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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What if you find out something awesome about your friend—and she doesn''t want you to tell anyone, not even your parents?

Madison Stokes leads a pretty average life: average mom and dad, average looks, average grades—well, maybe her little sister is MUCH brattier than average, but nothing out of the ordinary.

All that changes when Alyssa Hawkins moves to town. When Madison takes Alyssa under her wing, the two girls quickly bond over chocolate-chip cookies and become best friends. Amazingly, Alyssa doesn’t even mind Madison’s bratty sister!

But there are some things Alyssa won’t share. Why won''t she talk about her family? And why is she so reluctant to have Madison over to her house? Alyssa has a secret that she doesn''t want anyone to know. And when Madison finds out by accident, she would love to tell it. But if she does, she risks losing the best friend she''s ever had...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: February 12, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143182498

ISBN - 13: 9780143182498

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– More About This Product –

A Taste Of Heaven

by Meg Tilly

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: February 12, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143182498

ISBN - 13: 9780143182498

From the Publisher

What if you find out something awesome about your friend—and she doesn''t want you to tell anyone, not even your parents?

Madison Stokes leads a pretty average life: average mom and dad, average looks, average grades—well, maybe her little sister is MUCH brattier than average, but nothing out of the ordinary.

All that changes when Alyssa Hawkins moves to town. When Madison takes Alyssa under her wing, the two girls quickly bond over chocolate-chip cookies and become best friends. Amazingly, Alyssa doesn’t even mind Madison’s bratty sister!

But there are some things Alyssa won’t share. Why won''t she talk about her family? And why is she so reluctant to have Madison over to her house? Alyssa has a secret that she doesn''t want anyone to know. And when Madison finds out by accident, she would love to tell it. But if she does, she risks losing the best friend she''s ever had...

About the Author

MEG TILLY is the author of a middle-grade novel, A Taste of Heaven, as well as two novels for young adults, Porcupine and First Time, and two novels for adults, Gemma and Singing Songs. Tilly is also an award-winning actor, recently winning the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress for her work in the TV series Bomb Girls. She lives in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

“Sweet and engaging, this novel and its characters will appeal to any girls looking for a contemporary story about growing up, friendship and family.” - - Canadian Children''s Book News

“Through well-crafted writing, convincing dialogue, and credible characters...all reminiscent of vintage Judy Blume, Tilly takes readers into the fundamentally different lives of two girls as they manoeuvre through the often comical, sometimes bittersweet and melodramatic trials and tribulations of tweenhood.” - - Quill & Quire

“Meg Tilly brings a realistic portrayal of the struggles we often face in friendships—trust…Well written, humorous, and touching, A Taste of Heaven is a novel I highly recommend to young readers.” - - CM Magazine

“There are more than a few lessons to learn about friendship here…[Madison & Alyssa] both learn a little bit more about appreciating what they have rather than what they don''t, a valuable lesson for anyone to learn.” - - CanLit for Little Canadians