PIE by Sarah Weeks: Book Review

February 2nd, 2012 by

As any faithful Kidsmomo visitor knows, I love food. Actually, I don’t just love food — I LOVE food. Like, this is what my face looks like when I think of food, eat food, prepare food, or talk about food:


So you won’t be surprised to hear that I really enjoyed the book Pie by Sarah Weeks. It’s about Alice, who loves to spend her days at her Aunt Polly’s pie shop, which is award-winning and renowned around the country. But when Polly passes away, she leaves her secret pie crust recipe to her cat — and she leaves the cat to Alice.

pie-sarah-weeksAlice is consumed with grief over her aunt’s death, but it soon becomes clear that someone else in town has more devious thoughts on the brain — somebody’s out to find the pie crust recipe, at any cost!

As you can see, although food is a big part of Pie, there’s much more to the story. I really liked Alice, as well as Charlie, who becomes Alice’s detective partner as they try to get to the bottom of things. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that every chapter starts with a different pie recipe! Maybe a Kidsmomo bake-off rematch is in the cards!

If you’ve worked up an appetite for Pie, you can read an excerpt online! And if you’ve already read the book, leave a comment with your thoughts! Did you find the book as sweet and delicious as I did?

— Karen

Karen’s favorite kind of pie, hands down, is banana cream. Although a few years ago she discovered banoffee pie, which is also delightful. Yes, Karen likes banana desserts.

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4 Responses

  • Lindsey writes:
    February 21st, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I have loved this book! I thought this book was very nicely set up.

  • Jesse writes:
    October 25th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I’ve read this book at school and it’s great!

  • Bry writes:
    May 2nd, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    this book was amazing and i would read it again in a heartbeat

  • nicholas writes:
    November 9th, 2015 at 1:43 pm


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