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How do you mend a broken heart?
How do you get over the guy you thought was so special? For 16 year
old Ruby, it isn't easy getting over bad boy Travis. But her mother
has an idea for a distraction. She insists that Ruby attend the book
club that she runs for senior citizens. Pretty harmless, right?
Well not quite. The Casserole Queens, named after the casseroles
they take to widowers in hopes of finding love, have a plan. One
of the group turns out to be the real life love of the author of one of
the books they are reading. The Queens decide it is up to them to
reunite the long lost loves. And Rudy and her mother end up in the
middle of it all!
When sixteen-year-old Ruby
falls for wealthy bad boy, Travis, against her better judgment, she finds
herself in an unhealthy abusive relationship. Ruby is reluctant to break
it off because she truly believes that she loves Travis. Her own father
disappears and reappears in her life, and her mother’s indecisiveness seems
to have rubbed off on Ruby. Good advice from an unexpected older group
of women, “the Casserole Queens,” helps Ruby return to the straight and
narrow path. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)