S: The Cupcake Queen
FC: The Cupcake Queen Summary | By Heather Helper | Rensahw P. 1 | Retold by Chelsea Chamberlain
1: Penny Lane moves to Hogs Hollow with her mother. She moves in with her grandma and she attends Hogs Hollow High School. There she meets Tally, Blake and Marcus, all a major part in the story. Penny is very shy and her best friend Tally, is outgoing, rocker like, and she always wants to stand out. Marcus and Blake are friends and they are very different. Marcus is a outgoing soccer player and Blake is always in a book and is very shy. Also, Charity and her group are very mean, and they make fun on everybody who isn't wearing Hollister, Abercrombie, American Eagle, and Aeropostale. Charity is a rude mean girl along with her spineless twits who do everything she does. This story is set in Hogs Hollow present day. It is similar to Albany or Newberg Oregon.
2: My favorite scene is when Marcus and Penny go to Mr. Fish's land and see all the glass planets that he and Marcus made. This scene is my Favorite because its so sweet how Marcus shows Penny his family's land and lets her go deeper into the story of her mother and father. It is also very interesting because during this scene there is facts about the solar system and planets, all though it has nothing to do with Cupcakes, it is still very much related to cupcakes and how Penny is The Cupcake Queen. It was really sweet and I enjoyed it. I wish it would of lasted longer.
3: If i was a character in the book I would, probably be a girl who worked at the Cupcake Queen and met Penny. I would help her and Tally become less made fun of at High School. I would almost be identical to Tally, but I would have a different style. I would probably have a good relationship with Penny and Tally, not so much with Charity. I don't think my character would change the outcome of the story, because it ends so nicely.
4: I would be in the beginning scene where Penny and her mom go to Charity's party and I would've stopped Charity's nasty looks and make sure she wouldn't be a snob towards Penny. When she walked in and gave Penny a snotty look i would've told her right then, "Why is your nose up in the air, does something smell like chain store knock off?" She would be embarrassed and wouldn't make Penny feel small and embarrassed. This would be mean, but its only a book. I wouldn't dare say anything like that to a human being.
5: Penny Lane Moves to Hogs Hollow from New York City. Her mom opens a Cupcake Shop, called The Cupcake Queen! | Penny and her Mom take cupcakes to Charity, (mean girl of High School) and it is ruined by her over-weight father. | From that day on, Charity hates Penny and is going to make her life miserable at Hogs Hollow High.
6: Penny' first day at HHHS is a disaster! First, she gets tripped by Charity's best friend, and made fun of in Art Class. | Bye the end of the day, she has gone through enough, she wants to go home; but then, she opens her locker and it is filled with pennies. she is very embarrassed when a girl walks up, and tells her to buy some new clothes with all that change. A girl named Tally helps her and she makes a new friend.
7: That night she takes a walk on the beach and runs into a boy named Marcus, he is super cute and she is flushed because he starts talking the her, the most popular guy in 9th grade!
8: Penny goes to school, fearing what will happen next when she sees Tally (her new friend) passing out T-shirts saying RPS. Its Rock, Paper, Scissors. She is apart of this group now and finally found a place among the overly crowded lunch room.
9: Penny and her mom become distant and don't talk much during the day. Once she finds out that her mom and her father are getting a divorced, all signs of moving back to NYC is forgotten.
10: After all the pranks that Charity and her friends are pulling Tally has a great idea. She pretends to not notice that the girls are in the bathroom and indirectly she tells Penny, "Yes! Lard makes you skinny! No Joke! I have been doing the diet for two weeks and I have already lost ten pounds." The girls believe this and start eating massage helpings of Pig Fat, also known as Lard.
11: Tally is runner up to Charity in Hogs Hollow Queen Pageant. She wanted to raise money for RPS shelter, but not much luck there. | Penny and Marcus become close and start spending lots of time together on the beach. He even tells her about his mom, who dies when he was seven. | Penny has a chance to move back with her father in NYC and get back with her friends, no more mean girls! Although she would leave her Mom, Grandma, Tally, Blake, and Marcus! She decides to stay in hogs hollow. She doesn't want to leave her new found family and friends.