Sarah Ockler
April 12, 2019 Comments.. 699
Bittersweet Once upon a time Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like Then a betrayal changed her life and knocked her dreams to the ground Now she s a girl who doesn t believe in second chances a girl w

  • Title: Bittersweet
  • Author: Sarah Ockler
  • ISBN: 9781442430358
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground Now she s a girl who doesn t believe in second chances a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom s diner and obsessing over what might have been.So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreOnce upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground Now she s a girl who doesn t believe in second chances a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom s diner and obsessing over what might have been.So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals She s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.It s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she s willing to sacrifice to get it Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last

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    1. Wendy Darling says:

      If you're about to start reading this: put everything down. Step away from the book, find yourself a good half a dozen cupcakes first, and then come back. Because if you don't, you're going to spend a couple of hours in a frenzy of longing over the incredible desserts whipped up in this book and you may end up gnawing off your own arm.Dark chocolate cupcakes with red peppermint mascarpone icing, edged with chocolate and crushed candy canesMiniature banana cupcakes smeared with a thin layer of ho [...]

    2. Katrina Passick Lumsden says:

      Why is it so damn hard to find a well-written, likeable protagonist? Why?! So this book is about cupcakes, figure skating, hockey, and irrational bitches. Hudson Avery (why does her name sound like it's backwards?) is a spineless little wimp, and her mother is an oblivious, controlling shrew. I found it hilarious that while Hudson is trying to juggle school, waitressing (something she didn't want to do, but has to do to help out her mom), baking, training, helping a hockey team in exchange for r [...]

    3. Ariana says:

      There is something so sweet about falling in love for the first time (*).About all those insecurities you might have, about not knowing what to choose, what is best for you.About wanting to risk it all but fearing that you will lose everything, about dreaming with your eyes wide open, about waiting for a kiss that might never comeThere is something so sad about broken families (**), about the loneliness the kids might feel when the parents decide not to be part of their lives anymore.It's in the [...]

    4. Limonessa says:

      And the award for lousiest friend of the year goes toHudson Avery!The story starts with Hudson being on the verge of becoming a figure-skating star. On the day of a very important competition, she discovers her parents are about to divorce and her whole life shatters into pieces like a beautiful ice sculpture. Fast-forward 4 years. Hudson Avery is now 16 and, besides going to school, she works in her mom's diner, baking the most delicious cupcakes ever. She's permanently hung her skates, but whe [...]

    5. Reynje says:

      3.5 starsI’ve just finished Bittersweet, and about three things I am absolutely positive. First, I really want a cupcake. Second, there’s a part of me – and I’m not sure just how determined this part of me is – that wants to brave the cold outside just to go get a cupcake right now. And third, I am undeniably and absolutely using this cupcake craving to delay writing a review. Bittersweet is a decidedly cupcakeish book – sweet and indulgent. Heck, it even has a frosted cover. The thi [...]

    6. Giselle says:

      Red Hot Double Crush Cakes:Ginger vanilla cupcakes with chilli-infused dark chocolate cream cheese frosting, dusted with cinnamon.Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, the cupcake Queen of Watonka! That's right, Hudson is the queen of everything cupcake and a wonderful character to boot. Living in a humble little town just getting by on her mother's diner income, Hudson has thrown herself into creating (delicious) cupcakes to forget that she once had big dreams. However, these dreams are b [...]

    7. Nomes says:

      Sarah Ockler has secured herself a place on my must-buy author list. I really enjoyed her previous two novels Twenty Boy Summer and Fixing Delilah but I think her third release, Bittersweet, is my favourite. On the surface, there is not big drama or conflict in the book: it is a coming of age book involving ice skating, friendship, cupcakes, hockey boys and family. Yet, Ockler masterfully builds tension, in a quiet and compelling way the whole way through (with an achey mess of a climax, poor Hu [...]

    8. Jasprit says:

      Bittersweet was one of those books which leaves you with warm fuzzies, it’s a book full with banter, fun, charming characters and mouth-watering cupcakes that you can’t help but smile your way through it.Hudson was a talented skater, she had the raw talent, and drive to get really far, until on the night of her regionals at the empire games (view spoiler)[ she found a bra which didn’t belong to either her or her mum (hide spoiler)]. Her father always supported her through her skating caree [...]

    9. ♥Rachel♥ says:

      Hudson Avery is the Cupcake Queen of Watonka, not a title she was really aiming for. But while trying to distract her brother Bug from the pain of their father's desertion by baking with him, she ends up making really amazing cupcakes for her mother's diner, Hurley's. Hudson has had a tough three years. Right before an important skating competition Hudson realizes that her dad has been cheating on her Mom. Hudson feels that their marriage problems are the result of the extra pressure, and demand [...]

    10. Yaz *The Reading Girl* says:

      ****Full Review Below****5 delicious cupcakes!"I've never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn't fix." Cupcakes, Cupcakes everywhere!!Bittersweet was a really original, adorable, funny, and sad story. It was about love, ice skating, hope, and dreams, and trying, and wanting, and Cupcakes. I first heard about this book from my best friend. She recommend it to me and I of course got it from the library and read it.Hudson Avery: Hudson is one of those awesome characters and I loved her. She was sa [...]

    11. Emily says:

      Bittersweet's recipe for success!1 cup of outstanding cast I'm going to make a big sweeping statement here. Get ready. Hudson, Dani, Bug, Josh, Will and the rest of the Wolves are Ockler's most memorable characters by far. The chemistry between them shone through on each page and made this book so enjoyable to read. I kinda want to give them all a big hug. Where can I find myself a friend like Dani? Love that girl. A sprinkle of dreamy proseWhen I think of Sarah Ockler, I think of gorgeous, drea [...]

    12. Isamlq says:

      Yays! For a while there I was worried that the YA contemps would be bust this year, what with my last two picks being so non-stellar. But my 4-hour read to 3 in the morning with BITTERSWEET proves otherwise. And while my back says Ouch, Josh and Bug were worth it. I’m half tempted to bring out my fangirl gif. Picture me thoroughly charmed because I liked all of them. Hudson Avery in particular is big surprise because I don’t normally go for girls her type… the sad on purpose type, the solo [...]

    13. Laurence R. says:

      This is such a sweet book!! (Pun intended).

    14. Keertana says:

      Holy cupcakes, this book wassweet!I don't know what I was expecting when I started Bittersweet, but it definitely wasn't this: a deep, provocative, compelling yet fun story. I completely fell in love with Hudson; her struggles, her relationships, her plethora of mistakes, her revelations, and, of course, her cupcakes!It has been three years since Hudson's parents split up, three years since her father cheated on her mother, yet his infidelity still seems to hang over their life like a plague. No [...]

    15. BlebeTanja says:

      "Like I always say: I've never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn't fix.If this were the case, I wouldn't be able to fit through the door in a matter of weeks. Nevertheless, a good cupcake is always appreciated. I feel obliged to warn you not to read this book on an empty stomach. Even the strong-willed individuals and the ones who claim they cannot easily be tempted will dream of extra-large lemon cupcakes with light pink vanilla cream cheese icing, topped with a maraschino cherry or vanilla [...]

    16. Laura says:

      I decided that I needed to write even MORE about how much I love this book over at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.P.S. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT CUPCAKES!!!!FNL Character Rating: TAMI AND ERIC!!!!!!Full Disclosure: I grew up in the Buffalo region and used to figure skate. When I first started reading, I considered making a drinking game out of this book whenever the author referred to something that induced regional nostalgia. After ten pages, I realized if I actually went through with it, I would have to g [...]

    17. Noor Mendes says:

      There are many elements in this book I want to touch on that I don't know where to start. This is going to be a long a** review which may or may not contain spoilers so bear with me. For starters; overall, I felt this book progressed very slowly at the beginning but maybe that was just me because I was coming out of a slump. It opened a lot of storylines: skating competition, Josh, Will, Dani, Kara, working at Hurley's as a waitress, etc. The ending, while cute, was kind of crowded. Ockler was t [...]

    18. Tina says:

      Original post at One More PageI wasn't exactly a Sarah Ockler fan and while so many people raved about her debut, Twenty Boy Summer, I was just pretty lukewarm about it. So I wasn't very interested to read her newest book, Bittersweet until I started reading cute reviews about it from some of my trusted reviewers. Curious, I borrowed a copy from a friend and read the first few pages, and before I knew it, I was halfway through. :DBittersweet by Sarah Ockler is about Hudson Avery, whose bright fi [...]

    19. Heidi says:

      Four Stars: Grab a cupcake and curl up with this wintery read. Hudson Avery is feeling trapped and frustrated. Three years ago when she was fourteen, in a moment of anger and annoyance toward her father and his adultery, she threw her ice skating competition and gave up on her dreams as a figure skater. These days, Hudson works in her mom's struggling diner, trying to help keep the doors open. Hudson is known as the Cupcake Queen, as her delicious cupcake confections have helped keep the diner g [...]

    20. Jay G says:

      Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: youtube/channel/UCferHudson Avery used to be a skating star until her father left her family and shattered all her dreams. Now she works at her family's diner as the designated Cupcake Queen. Then news of a skating scholarship comes to her small town and she needs to decide whether she's going to dust off her skates and try to make her dreams come true or hang them up forever. Honestly, this book was just boring and plain pro [...]

    21. Sarah says:

      Arg, --way to eat my review that I just spent more time than I should have writing So, I'll try to reconstruct my thoughts more briefly. (My original review was awesome, though, haha.)I have a feeling that Bittersweet will be one of those books that people read in very different ways. Some will read it as a "cute" book with a cupcake theme, some with grasp onto the sports themes or the small town story, while others will see it more as a divorce novel. It certainly took me by surprise--I loved S [...]

    22. Amirah I. says:

      I was going to give this book no less than 4 starsially. The first half was good. I love how the story opened up with flashbacks of Avery's life "before" the incident- Before her family crumbles up. Before she screws her own life. And also before she lives in a shadow of regret of her own making.It was sad when she talked about the shoulda-coulda-woulda, the path she could have taken, if given another chance. The disappointment and regret she's feeling kicked me hard in my gut because I can rela [...]

    23. Haleema says:

      Oh, Lord. I am so severely disappointed with this book. I was so flipping excited for it! There were some pretty good/decent reviews and I was thinking: hmm this looks like a cool, fun, and girly book. Right? No. See, I didn't know this book would be that cliche. I knew it had some Sarah Dessenish aspects to it, with the lost girl, divorced parent, silly best friend stuff that we tend to read a lot about. However, the insta-love, man. How much more cliched could that get? 1. Girl and boy literal [...]

    24. Laura says:

      Would 'sorry' have made any difference? Does it ever? It's just a word. One word against thousand actions.This was one hell of a rollercoaster. Parts of it were dragging on and on,but then other parts were really exciting. I loved most of the first half, but had my problems with the second. I don't even quite know what to say. This story really messed with my feelings. But I have to say that sadly during the second half, annoyance and frustration outweighed the good things. There was just so muc [...]

    25. Jessie(Ageless Pages Reviews) says:

      4 out of 5 stars!I just. . . loved this. While the beginning had me seeing echoes of the start of the film Stick It, it's easy and impossible not to be won over by this cute baking/hockey teenaged love story. I had fun reading it, I wanted to read it when I wasn't, and I feel comfortable - nay excited! - recommending it to others. If those are not the signs of a good book, I don't know what are. This is exactly the kind of adorable, heart-felt book centered around baking that I wanted to read la [...]

    26. Lisa says:

      It takes forty muscles to frown, and only twelve to jam a cupcake in your mouth and get over it.3 and a half starsThis book is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen. So far, I've read Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler and I find the themes/writing style is quite similar to Sarah Dessen. I liked this but I didn't connect with it enough to feel much more than mild like. The premise sounded so promising. I've always loved watching figure skating and I adore cupcakes possibly more than an [...]

    27. Eunice says:

      This book is such a cute, sweet and fluffy read. I had a so much fun reading this. I laughed and drooled a lot in this book (oh, just imagine those cupcakes, yum!). The characters are adorable and brilliant, especially Hudson. That girl is just really funny and hilarious. This is my first Sarah Ockler book and I loved her writing style, and those cupcake descriptions are just soo yummy it left me totally craving. After reading the prologue I thought this was a serious, dramatic type of book. But [...]

    28. Cassandra Curiel says:

      This was my second book by Sarah, and I didn't like it as much as the first, but it was still pretty interesting to read.This book follows Hudson, a girl with a fond love for skating and baking. Her mom owns a family restaurant and I was intrigued from the start since I have a weakness for family restaurant stories. Hudson has a pretty intense imagination, one that I wasn't a fan of at times. It was just too much for me and since I was more focused on the actual story than her imagination, I fel [...]

    29. Kajal Nehra says:

      4.25 to 4.75 stars!Cupcake overload!!!I'm making all those cupcakes someday. I swear!Princess Pink a.k.a Hudson Avery took my breath away. She's a smart-ass, totally sassy, blabbering away whenever she sees Josh. :D Purrr-fect sense of humour. Truly.This book is full of funny, sugary sweet, witty, sensitive, emotional, cute, intense moments and well everything else too!I found myself enjoying each and every line of it. Each and every cupcake recipe in it. Opening up YouTube and looking up each a [...]

    30. Lori (Pure Imagination) says:

      This book was after my heart from the start (I'm a poet!). It won it over very quickly, too. Then it was all giggles and cupcakes for the rest of the book. Really, I just loved this book. Let me count the ways: Firstly, it's Sarah Ockler. She can write some great contemporary. This book, like Twenty Boy Summer, was the perfect balance of serious and fun. Hudson is definitely facing some obstacles. She's in way over her head, but she is witty and just utterly likeable. I laughed out loud on sever [...]

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