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Lovereading4kids Reader reviews of The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis Below are the complete reviews, written by Lovereading4kids members.
Amie Coffman, age 9
I absolutely love to bake and so could
totally relate to Amelies love of cooking.
Before reading this however I could not
have appreciated how hard it must be
for kids with disabilities. This book was
great as it made me understand a bit
more how hard life can be and how
brave some children need to be. Despite
the serious side to this book it was a
great read and I wanted to finish it
quick to find out how Amelie did in the
baking competition. As an added
bonus the book contains yummy
recipes which I cant wait to try
out myself. I loved this book and I
know you will too.
Bella Perez, age 9
The story was about a girl who had an illness which affected her breathing. She
got into the best teen baker competition which was in London, but her Mum
wouldn't let her go because of her illness. So Amelie ran away to London.
I really liked the book because it was humorous and adventurous.
My favourite character was Harry, Amelie's boyfriend. My favourite part was
when she was in the studio for best teen baker.
Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12 - firstname.lastname@example.org
A story about a young girl with cystic fibrosis , who loves to bake. She is thrilled
to get invited to take part in the " best teen baker" competition in London , but is
she too ill to travel ?
When Amelie is invited to London to take part in the " best teen baker "
competition her mum says no, because Amelie has cystic fibrosis. Some days
she is fine and some days she struggles to breathe. This worries her mum.
It's difficult for Amelie because she needs daily physio and has a lot of pills and
medicines to take.
She sneaks to London on the train without her mum knowing!!!
My favourite character is Amelie because she is very determined and nothing
will stop her getting where she wants.
I like the story because it is easy to read and very descriptive while
dealing with a range of emotions. It has also given me an idea of
what it is like to live with cystic fibrosis.
I liked the recipes throughout the book.
I agree that this will appeal to readers of 9+
Katie Johnson, age 10
I would highly recommend it for people who like dramatic stories,
not just cooking fans. 10/10!
Being fond of cooking, I found this book very interesting. It is unique in the way
it has recipes that are used in the book, so you can make the food yourself. It
was very entertaining and really made me want to read on near the end.
It was very exciting towards the end of the book because of the challenges
I would highly recommend it for people who like dramatic stories, not just
cooking fans. 10/10!
Catherine Richardson Twitter: @theLCUK
A really entertaining and uplifting read. This book deals beautifully
within its plot of how a teenager lives with cystic fibrosis.
'The Baking Life of Amelie Day,' tells the story of Amelie, a young teenager, who
adores baking and has won a place in the quarter finals of 'Best teen baker of
the year.' The story explores her relationships with family and friends as we
discover more about her. As the story is written from her point of view, this
allows the reader to identify with her from start to finish.
Amelie has to live with cystic fibrosis, and Vanessa Curtis gives just enough
information to allow the reader to empathise with Amelie and to grow to love
her determined character. Will she get to the baking competition which means
so much to her?
I will be looking out for another story about Amelie in the future as I have read
that there may be another story about this character planned.
I would recommend this book for anyone aged between 10 and 14 who enjoy a
book with a great main character and an interesting plot. The recipes that are
interspersed through the story are also a great added touch!
Judith Smith, age 8
Even though Amelie has a disease called Cystic Fibrosis her desire is
to win the best teen baker. She will do anything to get into the semi
I love the recipes in this book especially the golden syrup cookies. I tried all of
them and they were all delicious. This book is just so amazing it blew my mind.
A very eye catching book I couldn't put it down. There was so much amazing
description in this book I love it so much. Definitely a book worth reading.
Benjy Randall, age 10
A brilliant book for children who like baking, lots of recipes and a
fun story to enjoy too.
The Baking Life of Amelie Day is a brilliant book for cake lovers. As you read
the book recipes appear on the pages so you can enjoy them too. The story is
based on a girl, baking and cystic fibrosis. An illness which makes Amelie
sometimes not be able to breathe. When she enters a baking competition will her
mum or illness stop her? Read this book to find out.
Isabelle Stevens, age 7
It had some good recipes that made me hungry and made me want to
The good thing about this book is that it has lots of good recipes. It was a good
book to read as it kept me interested. The story is about Amelie who has cystic
fibrosis and can't resist cooking cakes. The story tells how she gets into trouble
when she enters a London bake off competition when her Mum says she's not
allowed. I learnt a lot about cystic fibrosis and what a horrible Illness it is. I
enjoyed this book even when it was quite sad.
Mairi Bauer, age 10
The perfect combination of recipes and good story that make you
I really liked the story because it was about recipes and showing you how to
make them. My favourite part about the story was when Amelie made it into
the quarter finals in the national baking competition, but I felt sad she couldn't
go to it because of her Cystic Fibrosis, and it was causing big problems. The
story helped me understand what it was like for someone with an illness.
Erin Creedon, age 7
I really enjoyed reading about Amelie Day. It had happy and sad
bits and I liked this. It teaches you not to go off without a parent and
how important your family is.
I really enjoyed reading The Baking Life of Amelie Day. It's about a girl called
Amelie. She has Cystic Fibrosis. Amelie went to a shop and her face went pure
white. Her Mum said she could not go to the competition. She had went to the
Final. It was exciting. I recommend this book to people who like to bake.
My rating is *****.
Sidney Greenslade, age 10
The Baking Life of Amelie Day is an inspiring and thought-
provoking tale of how a girl with Cystic Fibrosis copes with life and
her condition through a love of baking.
The Baking Life of Amelie Day is a story about Amelie, a girl whose life centres
around baking. She adores baking and the shop she works at even pays her
wages (at Amelie's request) in baking ingredients!
But Amelie has Cystic Fibrosis and on bad days she can hardly manage to
breathe. Soon she is invited to compete in the British Best Teen Baker of the Year
but, after collapsing in a shopping centre, Amelie's mum says that under no
circumstances is she to travel all the way to London for the competition.
Amelie is determined not to let her illness or worried mother stop her from
going, but is making an exhausting journey really a wise choice?
The Baking Life of Amelie Day is an excellent book that really helps you
understand how a person with a condition like Cystic Fibrosis feels. The book
tells a tale of determination and spirit and shows how a person with a serious
condition can be brave, loyal and have the power to make strong choices.
This story sometimes made me want to cry. It was very touching and simply
I loved this tale of Amelie's love of baking and highly recommend it!
Matilda Greenacre, age 8
I REALLY enjoyed this book!
Amelie is a great baker but also suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. This story is about
her determination to win Britain's Best Teen Baker of the Year.
Not only did I learn a lot of great recipes but I learnt all about Cystic Fibrosis
I loved this story and hope there will be more adventures from Amelie Day!
I would definitely recommend this book to all!
Isabel Kardos-Stowe, age 10
The Baking Life of Amelie Day was a good book. Amelie has Cystic
Fibrosis and needs to take tons of tablets and other things. She absolutely loves
to bake and has been accepted to The Best Teen Baker Of The Year Award, but
her mum won't let her go as her CF is getting worse. Will Amelie let that stop
A feature that I really liked in the book was that every now and then
there was a recipe and I will defiantly try some of them. My favourite
character was Harry, Amelie's boy friend, because he is very understanding of
her CF. He is kind and makes sure she takes all her medication. This book was
interesting finding out what some people have to live with if they have Cystic
Fibrosis or live with someone that has it. Life must be very hard for them.
I think that this book is suitable for 8+. It was quite and easy read.
I would give this book 7 out of 10.
Amelie Chatham, age 11
Fantastic story, if you love baking you will love this story of
determination and flour power.
This is my first Vanessa Curtis book and it has left a lasting impression on me. I
will definitely be searching for more of her books. This book tells the tale of a
girl who, despite suffering from cystic fibrosis, is very determined to succeed in
her favourite hobby, baking.
I love the fact that this book has recipes in it as I also love to bake. I will be
trying the sticky German gingerbread with vanilla custard very soon. The
Baking Life of Amelie Day is written in the first person. Amelie however weak
she is physically, is very strong minded and wants to win the ultimate prize.
Verity Wild, age 13
This book is about a girl with cystic fibrosis who loves baking. There is
a girl called Amelia Day and she has cystic fibrosis. When she was six her mum
told her a poem which told the reader about what girls and boys are made of
that is one of the things that inspired her to like baking. She has a best friend
called Gemma Smith, they are absolute opposites. Amelia is writing a book
entitled 'The Amelia Day Book of Baking'. She has entered a talent competition
for teen bakers. Her specialty is cakes but she can't bake biscuits as they always
turn out wrong. but when it gets to a crucial round of the competition it turns
out she has to make biscuits, oh no! The good things about this book are: it was
a clear story, it had good descriptions and it was gripping. The bad
thing about this book was that it interrupted the story to give us recipes which is
a nice idea but it sometimes confused me and they were also harder to find than
if the recipes had been referenced and placed at the back. I would recommend
this book to all my friends and I would read it again.
Milanna, age 7 - St Swithun Wells
My favourite part is,
When she makes the really orangey muffins and makes everyone hungry!
But the part that makes me really laugh is when she said I want someone to
pay me, flour, milk, eggs and sugar
My favourite chapter is Amelie, mum and Gemma.
I liked when she made everyone hungry because they smelt the oranges and
Gemma is one of my favourites because she was by Amelie all the time.
I liked mum because she allows Amelie to eat lots of cakes and cookies.
I like Amelie because she is good at baking.
I give it 5 *****
I recommend it to people who love cakes and sweets.
Tyler Uzor, Year 4 - Baring Primary School
Amelie Day is a very talented person and has a hobby of baking. She has a very
determined attitude when she is invited to compete in the Britains Best Teen
Baker of the Year contest.
I loved this book but of all things, I love Amelie Day!!