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Linda Delgado has the best nose in all of Arizona, for cooking, that is. She may be only fourteen, but Linda loves making fresh Mexican food with her aunt Elba and blogging about food with her best friend, Julia. But after Aunt Elba suffers a mini stroke, Linda is catapulted across the country and into a whole new life. In Pittsburgh, living with bossy Aunt Pat and her seven kids, Linda feels completely out of place. Aunt Pat wants Linda’s help with Angel, a young foster child in the family who speaks only Spanish, but he seems impossible. And Linda’s cousin Chloe treats her like a total intruder.

Worst of all, Aunt Pat is a local celebrity with her own television show, Cooking from Cans, and she won’t let Linda in the kitchen. Linda might go loco if she doesn’t get some fresh food, like now. Finally Linda gets her chance to sizzle with a cooking project at school. It’s an added bonus that cute-guy-with-a-secret Dino Moretti (who even smells delicious) is in her group. But when jealous Chloe joins the group, Linda’s new life heats up fast. In the end, it’s up to Linda to decide what kind of cook, and person, she truly wants to be.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tween girls will enjoy McClain’s fast-paced, funny, dialogue-driven story, told in the first-person from Linda’s point of view. Sizzle makes for a fun, light read to be devoured quickly.”


  • “A charming heroine and a happy ending make this stand out above the usual fare.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This light fare, told in a chatty first-person narration, dishes up a feel-good ending as Linda learns to appreciate compromise in friendship, family—and, of course, food.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Thérèse | 12/9/2013

    " Sizzle was an okay read; nothing more than a time-waster. The author did not really capture an authentic fourteen-year-old's voice. I felt like this book should have been in the kid's section, rather than the teen's section. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 6/7/2013

    " Great opportunity to pair a cooking activity with a novel for a Girls' Book Discussion! Explores family issues and belonging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lindsey | 1/31/2013

    " Interesting premise, less interesting characters "

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