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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

Fueled by vivid imagery and evocative descriptions, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet is a powerful, heartwarming story of family, first love and resilience.

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Review of ‘Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet’

For as long as she can remember, Penelope Prado has felt at home at her father’s restaurant, Nacho’s Tacos, where she cooks love into food that brings her community together. Pen wants to open a pastelería alongside the restaurant, but her parents don’t approve, so she’s torn between following her dream and disappointing them, or…

Behind the Book by Laekan Zea Kemp

Debut YA novelist Laekan Zea Kemp’s Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet, the story of two teens who must save a beloved family-owned restaurant when it’s threatened by a dangerous loan shark, is a moving story of first love, family and the power of resilience. Kemp reflects on the role that hunger has played in her own life as well as in her first book.


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