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A la Carte By Tanita S. Davis A la Carte SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD LAINEY DREAMS of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren t And how many vegetar
  • Title: A la Carte
  • Author: Tanita S. Davis
  • ISBN: 9780375848155
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A la Carte By Tanita S. Davis SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD LAINEY DREAMS of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren t And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows The field is wide open for stardom But when her best friend and secret crush suddenly leaves town, Lainey finds herself alone in the kitchSEVENTEEN YEAR OLD LAINEY DREAMS of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren t And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows The field is wide open for stardom But when her best friend and secret crush suddenly leaves town, Lainey finds herself alone in the kitchen With a little help from Saint Julia Child, of course , Lainey finds solace in her cooking as she comes to terms with the past and begins a new recipe for the future Peppered with recipes from Lainey s notebooks, this delicious debut novel finishes the same way one feels finishing a good meal satiated, content, and hopeful.
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    1. I thought that this story told in the first person from Lainey s point of view was very well done I have been this girl in high school having a crush on someone who was in Lainey s mother s own words not worth her at all and would feel frustrated to the point that I was incapable of much else besides sitting and thinking about them all of the time.Ms Davis writes Lainey very well and to me this character sounds like a 17 year old African American teen to me And she sounds like one that is obsess [...]


    2. This started off as a pretty good novel and finished very very strong, turning my like into love 17 yr old Elaine Lainey lives in the Bay Area with her mother who is co owner of La Salle Rouge restaurant Lainey is pretty good in the kitchen as well and dreams of having her own vegetarian cooking show A la Carte is about much then a girl who wants to be a chef Its also about a teenage girl who falls for the wrong guy Lainey has known Sim since grade school The two used to be very close friends w [...]


    3. Lainey dreams of being the next Julia Child and having her own cooking show But first she has to negoiate the reminder of her senior year, avoid being too organized by her mother and deal with the gorgeous boy who only shows up when he wants something Sim and Lainey were childhood friends and Lainey has had a crush on him forever When he decides to leave town, he asks Lainey to keep secrets and take actions that violate her mother s trust in her Characterizations are nicely done here and Lainey [...]


    4. A la Carte by Tanita S Davis is about a young 17 year old girl named Elaine whose dream is to become a world famous chef inspired by Julia Child and becoming a star in her own cooking show However, her dreams of becoming of becoming a world renown chef is halted when her secret crush and best friend runs away from home Alone and determined, Elaine does whatever she can do to pursue her dream of vegetarian cooking and save her long term best friend before everything in her life shatters into many [...]


    5. One of my obsessions lately is voice in that I bow down to folks who create narration that makes me feel as if I m hearing a human voice, confused, struggling, funny, smart, flawed This one really manages that, manages to be inside the head of a seventeen year old girl who far resembles the teenager I was than the ones I usually read about Lainey makes mistakes and missteps that make my insides twist in recognition, and at the same time I feel her frustrations so keenly This book is messy and r [...]


    6. I am not exactly sure how to rate this one I loved some things about it but was frustrated by Lainey a lot She was AMAZING by the end of the book though so yay for character development Also the writing style seemed to be very tell y at times and I didn t like it It stopped bothering me about half way through but the beginning of the novel seemed like it would have benefited from a tad polishing.But if you love food, this book is SO MUCH FUN and comes with a bunch of awesome recipes you can try [...]


    7. I pre ordered the paperback of A la Carte March 24th It arrived last week I started reading it last night and couldn t put till down till I finished.I loved it I loved Lainey and her mom and her friends and the jazz choir and the Salle Rouge and I adored the recipes The first one I am going to try is the gingerbread.I got to the end about three AM and I was so sad it was over I can t wait to share this book.


    8. Because I love to cook, I like novels that have recipes and center around cooking Dianna Mott Davidson,Joanne Fluke,etc This novel is similar in that it had food at its core and is filled with recipies in the text I like the recipes and ideas, but the novel left a rather bland taste It might appeal to some teens, but, I think it s plot does not have enough flavor to satisfy most.


    9. 3 1 2 stars Really enjoyed this, especially the bits about cooking and creating recipes and the actual recipes mixed into the book.


    10. An empty plate hits the stainless steel deck in the kitchen of La Salle Rouge with a clatter 1 Rarely do I so completely agree with a jacket flap But in this case, it is right on.Seventeen year old Lainey dreams of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren t And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows The field is wide open for stardom But when her best friend and secret crush suddenly leav [...]


    11. There wasn t much romance in this book, sadly but im glad that there was so much meaning to this book, like growing up as a matter of fact, i was jealous of Elaine, or lainey because she knew exactly what she wanted to do and is just so certain of her future, unlike me it kind of made me want to consider of what i wanted to do for my future, since im getting closer and closer to college.In addition to growing up, Sim, lainey s crush, made a very dramatic decision, which was to run away from ho [...]


    12. A la Carte is one of those feel good reads that you can t help but smile and nod, or cringe and nod, as you read it Lainey reminded me so much of what it was like to be a teenager with all of the wanting to be accepted by your peers even if those people aren t who s best for you She also wants her mom to stop trying to manage her social life, even though she really is lacking in that area But above all she wants to be a chef Not just any chef though the first African American, vegetarian TV chef [...]


    13. A La Carte A La Carte Random House Children s Book, 2008, 278 pp 8.99Tanita S Davis 978 0 375 84306 8 What else are you willing to do for a friend, Elaine How much are you willing to give away Elaine s Mother bellowed page 246.Elaine, also known as Lainey, has her life planned out and she s determined to become a celebrity chef, and nothing will stop her That is until her ex best friend starts talking to her again and showing up at her house How much was she losing and how much could she afford [...]


    14. A la Carte Random House, 2008 280 pp.Tanita S Davis ISBN 978 0 375 84306 8At first I thought this book was just going to be about cooking But no, it has a decent plot with the joy of cooking mixed in Its funny because this book has recipes in it, Lainey the main character, is constantly making something, and each time we are given a recipe incase we want to create what we have just read I think that was a great touch to the book because it added to it, the recipes didn t look standard typed and [...]


    15. Seventeen year old Elaine Lainey Seifert lost her dad when she was three She lives with her mother,Vivianne LaSalle Rouge is a French Asian Californian restaurant that receives rave reviews from critics and Vivianne owns it Lainey dreams of becoming a celebrity chef There s no place she d rather be than in the kitchen of her Mom s popular establishment and there s nothing she d rather be doing than cooking Food seems to be this young lady s life Yes, it is definitely her passion She loves to sho [...]


    16. A La Carte by Tanita Davis follows Lainey who dreams of being the first Vegetarian African American TV Chef Lainey s mother owns a restaurant and Lainey loves being in the kitchen and creates recipes included in the story whenever she has a problem Lainey however, is far from perfect She has no real friends except a childhood friend Sim who takes advantage of her friendship and then runs away.I had real problems with this book because the main character was so unlikeable Lainey had no friends ex [...]


    17. As soon as I saw that this book was about an African American vegetarian girl I had to read this book I mean, like this book says there s not many black vegetarians out there, heck there s not even that many vegetarians period, so it was cool that I could read about a girl that actually has something in common with me I ll admit that the beginning was kind of slow but the action and drama in the middle made up for it Lainey, as I told you is an African American girl who s a vegetarian living in [...]


    18. First of all, I just love the cover So many books featuring protagonists of color so often try to mask the color Think about Same Sun Here as an example or any of Tanita Davis previous books about African Americans Of course books about white people seem to flaunt whiteness with lots of skin showing So this book had me at its cover Beautiful and it is a book for teens or adults who are in love with food Elaine deals with her loneliness with lowfat, vegetarian desserts and snacks and the descript [...]


    19. Elaine s big dream in life is to become the next Julia Child She cooks almost every minute of her life, but that changes when her ex best friend and crush, Simeon, disappears after a party Lainey is determined to set her life straight, and make peace with her mom.I really don t wnat to give a book a bad rating, but giving A La Carte 4 or 5 stars would be an all out lie The plot was good at first, but for me, the story got confusing and off topic I didn t really feel Tanita the author knew what s [...]


    20. A la Carte was justt my cup of tea I m not a cook and I don t enjoy baking so the food aspect of the novel really didn t appeal to me, though nothing did In the beginning of the story, I really liked Lainey as a main character because she was unique She says it herself in the beginning of the book, how many African American vegetarian cooks are there out there However after bad decision and bad bad decision, she really started to get on my nerves Her character was random and completely missed th [...]


    21. Elaine is an African American vegetarian who wants to become a television chef She spends plenty of time in her mother s multi ethnic restaurant and lives and attends school in a multi ethnic middle class Northern California neighborhood These details alone were enough for me to give this story a try While I appreciate the world the protagonist lives in and can relate to some of her personality quirks, Elaine was a particularly frustrating protagonist I was especially irritated by her tendency t [...]


    22. While it s true this is a story that has not been told about an African American teenager who wants to be a celebrity chef the actual story part is not stellar It s not awful either The recipes are a cute addition but the main character may have a few too many quirks to come across as realistic Still, as someone who loves to cook, I like reading anything that involves cooking, even when it s not incredible There are likely teens out there who would identify with Laine and enjoy this book.


    23. I enjoyed this novel about a high school senior who worships Julia Child and dreams of being a TV chef some day Lainey is a sympathetic protagonist, devoted to her own interests she does not have a lot of friends, and while she does all right in school, it s not a major focus of her life or the book The main thing missing from the book is a touch of humor it was serious overall, though the recipes and Lainey s enjoyment of food and cooking add some leavening.The author is blogger TadMackger prof [...]


    24. It never would have occurred to me that a high school student would have dreams of becoming a celebrity chef, but that s exactly what Lainey wants In addition to her cooking and future aspirations, this book deals with her discovery that a best friend is not the same person he always was and that she needs to give him up in order to grow up The plot was good, but typically teen angst The recipes included were a nice touch.


    25. Lainey has a dream to become the first African American female celebrity chef, but first, she s got to get through high school One of the biggest problems is that she can t see that her best friend, Sim, doesn t treat her the way a friend should When he runs away from home, she lends him 500 and lies to her mother about what happened Throughout Lainey s difficult year, cooking remains the center of her world and the book contains many of her original and delicious recipes.


    26. Graded By ErinCover Story A PuzzleBFF Charm Yay Swoonworthy Scale 2Talky Talk Like a Julie and Julia That Doesn t Make Me Want To Kill MyselfBonus Factors Recipes, Saint Julia, Old Fashioned YARelationship Status Fellow FoodiesRead the full book report here.


    27. This was a story about a young lady who wanted to be a famous vegetarian chef Her inspiration was Julia Child Although, this book was about food it really didn t provide any sustenance It was just ok I liked the fact that there were handwritten recipes in the book because it lead to an air of authenticity This author is really talented and I wish this story had been a little interesting.


    28. On the one hand, this is a really nice story about a girl learning who she is, and what she wants On the other hand, my god is she obsessed with weight and diet There is no way in HELL I d recommend this to a teen girl I just couldn t, with the focus on how much she s eating, what she s eating, and how she looks.


    29. This was a cute comtemp The main character did frusterate though than a few times She was rude and mean while thinking she was in the right She did grow out of it but it took her a while I found the descriptions of the food made me hungry lol Overall it was a fun light read I recommend it if you just want to relax on a lazy day.


    30. A fine book about a girl who makes some stupid decisions and then has to deal with the consequences Elaine is a tough character to connect with, so that s why I can only give this book 3 stars The descriptions of food throughout the book were killer it definitely made me very hungry.Full review here slatebreakers 2012 01 19 r


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