The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the first third of this book, it had all the makings of a "I couldn't put it down". Unfortunately, the first third is the book, it doesn't expand on what it a fascinating plot device. What if someone could taste the emotions of the people who made their food? What if that person was a child? How would it change how that child sees not only their family, but the world around them? There would be good and bad consequences, right? In Bender's book, however, there seem to be no good consequences, and heidn't change her one bit. Her ability became nothing more than a contrivance to explore an unhappy family. What a waste of a good idea!
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