Where There's a Whisk

by Running Press Kids

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Life is what you bake it.

Peyton Sinclaire wants nothing more than to escape her life as a diner waitress in her small, North Florida town and attend culinary school. Top Teen Chef, Food TV's new show that pairs reality TV drama with a fast-paced culinary competition, is her ticket out...

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Published By Running Press Kids

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 400

Publication Date 10/12/2021

ISBN 9780762496815

Dimensions 5.95 inches x 8.55 inches

"Absolutely delicious! With a dash of humor, a pinch of romance, and a dollop of self-discovery, Sarah J. Schmitt has perfected the recipe for foodie YA. Where There’s a Whisk will leave readers hungry for more from Schmitt!"

"Where There’s A Whisk has all the heart, tension, and drama of a real reality TV cooking show, with an extra heap of lasting friendship on top. My only complaint is that it didn’t come with dessert!"

Where There’s a Whisk is a fun-filled tale of a teen cooking competition with heaps of tantalizing food and a side helping of drama. You’ll be rooting for Peyton from the get go.”


“Set against the simmering backdrop of a reality TV cooking show and featuring a lovable cast of rivals, Where There's A Whisk is unputdownable. I adored the layers of friendship, hope, and behind-the-scenes drama. This book has all the zesty sweetness of the perfect key lime pie.”

"A small-town girl with big-city dreams, a cut-throat competition where nothing is what it seems, all mixed together with a sweet romance . . . Where There's A Whisk serves up delicious drama that teen readers will devour."

Praise for Sarah J. Schmitt and It's a Wonderful Death

"Fun, funny, and full of life."
— Kirkus

"Told in RJ's snarky voice, this delightful debut encompasses elements of A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, and Gayle Foreman's If I Stay (2009), while still being unique. . . . The message of standing up to opposition -- whether for yourself or for others -- is an important life lesson that readers learn alongside RJ. Her story compellingly demonstrates that significance comes from the quality (not quantity) of one's life."

— Booklist

"Schmitt's smart, funny novel will keep readers entertained as they follow R.J. on her redemptive path from 'self-absorbed princess' to someone more capable of kindness, while perhaps contemplating their own actions and choices. R.J.'s sarcastic sense of humor sharply counterbalances touching moments as she learns how to live more generously."

— Publishers Weekly

"Full of snark and morality, RJ is a teen girl that many readers will relate to and enjoy getting to know. It is a story of the ultimate takedown of a popular mean girl, but it is then incredibly encouraging. Readers will love RJ's sarcasm and will laugh out loud at some of the depictions of the afterworld. (Who knew Death Himself would be kind of cute?) A book that could have easily become preachy gives just the right amount of redemption. Even though most readers will be dissatisfied with the ending, it is a great addition to any library serving teens."