By: Kat Yeh
Twelve-year-old Galileo Galilei Barnes (Gigi for short) is being raised by her older sister, Didi, since their mother died. DiDi, who wants the best for her sister, moves them from a trailer park in South Carolina to a wealthy town in Long Island after she wins a million dollars in a cooking contest. Didi saves every penny for Gigi’s education. She enrolls her in the best private school and sets aside the rest of the money for Gigi to go to college. Gigi decides to reinvent herself before starting her new school starting with a new name. On the first day of school, she runs into Trip, the most popular boy in school, and they immediately hit it off. Unfortunately, this upsets mean girl Mace, who used to be best friends with Trip. Gigi’s plan for making lots of friends at her new school isn’t off to a good start. Gigi also discovers the truth about a family secret that threatens to tear her and her sister Didi apart. The Truth about Twinkie Pie is the story of two sisters learning about life and the meaning of family. Readers will enjoy the recipes from her mother’s cookbook that are scattered throughout the novel. This is a charming story.