Reach and Read: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Book Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Such a strange yet enjoyable book. I enjoyed it, in part because I love all things lemon flavored, but also how it takes a different look at the way we experience the world and how events (no matter how big or small) around us influence everything. Rose Edelstein in the central character, who at the tender age of 9, discovers that she tastes people’s emotions in the food they prepare. From here, her journey though life is colored with a whole new set of information, in particular her mother’s feelings, that sets her apart from her peers. Despite its surreal story line, it ends with a reminder that we all should figure out how to use our gifts. This is s fun read and I am thankful indeed that I can’t taste others emotions in food …. just that I enjoy mine.

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