Stars So Sweet: An All Four Stars Book

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a5.957200
Joan Bauer meets Ruth Reichl in this charming middle grade foodie series.

As the summer winds down and Gladys Gatsby prepares to start middle school, she is nervous about juggling schoolwork and looming deadlines from her secret job as the New York Standard’s youngest restaurant critic. When her editor pushes for a face-to-face meeting to discuss more opportunities with the paper, Gladys knows she must finally come clean to her parents. But her perfectly planned reveal is put on hold when her parents arrive home with a surprise: her Aunt Lydia, one of the only adults who knows her secret, fresh off the plane from Paris. Gladys and Aunt Lydia try one last ruse to fool her editor at the Standard, but even with her aunt’s help, Gladys just can’t manage the drama of middle school and a secret life. It’s time for Gladys to be true to herself and honest with her friends and family, regardless of what those around her think.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on July 19, 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 110199648X
ISBN-13: 9781101996485
1 Book Review
  • foodie11
    foodie11almost 5 years55 stars
    Gladys is back in an all new story! This time, Gladys is ready to confess to her parents that she's a professional food writer, when she comes home to... Her Aunt Lydia? She and Gladys go on a whole bunch of adventures in this book, even one including a cooked rat! 😋