Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Young Adult Novel: The Teashop Girls

Here's some info from Laura Schaefer, author of a new young adult novel called The Teashop Girls:

Annie, Genna, and Zoe have been hanging out at their favorite tea shop, The Steeping Leaf, since elementary school. The Teashop Girls used to do everything together, but with the end of eighth grade fast-approaching, Genna’s found her niche in the theater, Zoe’s always at tennis, and Annie is feeling confused and left out. What happened to “best friends forever” and “tea every week, no matter what”?

Annie convinces her grandmother to give her a job as a barista at the Leaf, and she starts to feel like she’s found her calling. But just as Annie settles into her new role, the tea shop is threatened by a new coffee chain across the street and receives an eviction notice. Annie must rally the support of her friends to save the Leaf before it’s too late!

The Teashop Girls is fresh, clean, and honest, and is sure to build on the success of other friendship-club novels like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Mother-Daughter Book Club. To sweeten the brew, this debut novel also includes recipes for tea and tea-related treats, lists, and amusing quotes that enrich the girl appeal to this already-charming package.

Buy it at Amazon:
The Teashop Girls (Paula Wiseman Books)

More info at The Teashop Girls Web site.

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