Review by Isabelle
By Eric Luper
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars
When six grade boy, Jeremy Bender, damages his father’s prized Chris Craft boat with some grape soda he has to somehow get money to fix it. It cost about $475 and he does not have enough to pay for the repairs. He and his best friend, Slater, have to find a way to get the money. When they saw a poster that you could win $500 by winning a model boat race Jeremy and Slater got super excited until they saw that it is for Cupcake Cadets ONLY( Cupcake Cadets is a club for girls). Jeremy tries to convince Slater to join Cupcake Cadets, but Slater says it is a bad idea.
When they decide to try it, they sneak into Ruthie’s room and change into some cupcake cadet uniforms from Jeremy’s sister Ruthie because she was a Cupcake Cadet a long time ago.
They do not want anyone to find out they are boys because they won’t be able to try to win the money.
They end up making a lot of messes and mistakes. One of their mistakes is when they wanted to make some pie to earn a badge but it turns out to be a catastrophe. When they bring it to the next meeting everyone was throwing up and saying it was terrible because it was as hard as a rock. When they go camping there are three girls to a tent but no one wants to sleep with them. All the girls made a deal with Margaret that they will sell the rest of her cupcakes if she shares a tent with Jenna and Samantha (Jeremy and Slater).
I will tell you it is a great book to read. I won’t tell you the ending though. If you like adventures I think you would love this book as much as I do. I hope you enjoy it too! :)
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