Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Imagine tasting emotions in every bite if food that you eat. When Rose turns eight, she can suddenly taste the feelings of the people who prepared her food. Her birthday cake is sad and lonely, just like her mother. As the years pass, Rose learns that factory made food is the easiest to tolerate and finds a few chefs at local restaurants who love their lives so much that the food they prepare tastes happy.
What a concept, and since I have loved every other book by Aimee Bender I started this book with high hopes. The book started out great, but began to fall apart towards the middle. I think the author had this idea, but didn't know where to go with it. By the end, the book is disjointed and left a bad taste in my mouth.