Sometimes secrets aren't so sweet... Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy -- Jacob -- is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Maddie is deeply in crush.
But before she can tell her best friend Jana about him at lunch the next day, Jana announces her huge new crush -- on Jacob! Maddie doesn't want to cause trouble, so she keeps her feelings hidden. Jana will get over him soon, right?
Add major school stress to Maddie's secret, and it's a recipe for disaster. Can she stay true to both her friend and her heart... without it all turning into a sticky mess?
Hillary Homzie is the author of the tween novels Queen of Likes, The Hot List, and Things Are Gonna Get Ugly, as well as the comedic chapter book series Alien Clones From Outer Space, which is being made into an animated television series. During the summers, Hillary teaches in the graduate program in children's writing at Hollins University. A former sketch comedy performer in NYC, Hillary currently lives with her family in Northern California.
"No one understands the tangled emotions of middle-school crushes better than Hillary Homzie. I have a serious crush on Pumpkin Spice Secrets!" -- Claudia Mills, author of Zero Tolerance and Write This Down
"Sweet, smart, and entertaining, Pumpkin Spice Secrets is sure to appeal to tween readers!" -- Barbara Dee, author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal
"Homzie laces key ingredients in her latest middle school story: empathy topped with a froth of fun!” -- Candice Ransom, author of Rebel McKenzie
"[F]rothy and sweet enough that tween readers will drink it right up." -- School Library Journal