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Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo


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"Hits the sweet spot!" —New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins

Lia Abbie has the easy life—kicking it back with old school video games, hanging out with her best friend Barnabas, and alternating her living schedule between the apartments of her two dads and her mom.

Kiev Jimenez is a theater geek who loves him some Shakespeare and taking care of his pet armadillo. He has one set goal in life: obtaining the role of Horatio for the Hamlet school play.

When a showdown between Lia and Kiev lands them in the principal's office, they're forced into volunteer work at the cringe-worthy Piggy Palooza Festival, or risk being suspended. Lia and Kiev aren’t thrilled about the situation, especially when it interferes with Lia's relaxed life and Kiev's theater role. But by working together, they may find more than just bacon—possibly a little love in the air.

14+ due to adult situations



When I look toward my desk, I halt in place. I’m not surprised to see Kiev’s perfect brown hair in his seat beside mine, because Mr. Know-It-All is always there before me. But his douchebag friend, Cole, is sitting in my seat. Not that I have a reason for thinking he’s a douchebag, besides the fact he hangs out with Kiev.

Marching right up to Cole, I stop in front of him and place my hand on top of the desk. “This is my seat.”

“Do you own it?” he asks, not moving an inch.

“For the hour I do.” I take off my backpack and set it on the desk.

Cole looks around the mostly empty classroom. “This temple of learning contains a multitude of unoccupied seats, Miss Ophelia Abbie.”

Clenching my teeth, I say, “It’s Lia.” I hate when people use my full first name. “Also, you aren’t even in this class.”

“Is that a crime? Besides, I’m here to converse with my best friend.” His blue eyes slowly look me up and down.

“Do I even care about that? Get up, before I make you get up.”

I’m about to yank him up by his collar when he starts to stand up from the seat, smiling. Holding his hands up, his eyes studying Kiev. “Mr. Kiev Jimenez says you’re … you…”

“What did he say?” My eyes shift toward Kiev’s gray ones—his whole face and neck are red.

“I didn’t say anything,” Kiev exclaims.

Cole grins. “Inform her. If your mouth fails to produce words, your humble server can speak on your behalf.”

“Go to class, dude,” Kiev says, annoyed.

“Your wish is my command, Mr. Kiev Jimenez, who shall live forever,” Cole says, then faces me and bows his head. “Later, Miss Ophelia Abbie.” He snickers before heading out of the classroom.

What an idiot.

My eyes bulge at Kiev whose face is still all tomato-like.

“I didn’t say that. No one in their right mind would care what you look like under your—” he stutters. “I mean, I don’t know what I mean.”

“Under my what?” I say through gritted teeth.


Ignoring Kiev, I take a seat in the already warm chair and grimace—I hate feeling someone else’s butt heat in a chair. I don’t really care if it was Cole being an idiot or not. They are both jerkoffs.

Kiev points at my head. “Also, you need to take off your cap before Mr. Walker comes in.”

My eyebrows furrow, and I turn my head to face him. “What are you? School police patrol?”

“Just warning you.” He shrugs.


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  1. Surprising, Funny, and Full of Heart 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2018

    This isn't the usual genre that I read, but found myself enjoying Bacon Pie quite a bit. Lia and Kiev are adorable, but Barnabas and Cole often stole the show for me. All of the characters are rich in depth, bringing their own joys and insecurities to the table, but the antics of Cole, especially the over dramatic way in which he speaks, always brought a smile to my face. Barnabas, who's stuck in an out of fashion 'Goth' stage and is referred to as The Crow by love interest Sophie, is a strong character because of his kind heart and devotion to those who matter most to him. Most notably, Lia.
    What makes a good character, and often a good book, is how the writing allows the reader to peel back layers of the cast, discovering truths as well as joys along their personal journeys. This is where Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo succeed. I recommend a bite of this pie to anyone who wants to enjoy rich, heartfelt characters, and has a taste for bacon.

  2. A fun, quirky young adult romance that will appeal to ... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2018

    A fun, quirky young adult romance that will appeal to fans of contemporary, Shakespeare, and bacon! Kiev and Lia are relatable and their voices ring true as teenagers. The situations they get themselves into are comical and there is a nice resolution at the end.

    Thanks to Gerardo Delgadillo for giving me a copy in exchange for a review!

  3. A delectable and adorable read! *Book provided by the author for an ... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2018

    This book really brings home the bacon. A delectable and adorable read!

    *Book provided by the author for an honest review.

    One person found this helpful

  4. Bacon Pie .... yes, please! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2018

    Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo was the funnest book I've read all year! This is the first work I've read from these authors and I have to point out they make quite a team!

    Bacon Pie was so easy to read. There was nothing grueling about it. While reading Bacon Pie I looked forward to getting home and resuming where I'd left off the night before. The main characters, Lia and Kiev, are a wonderful case of opposites attract. They are somewhat forced to work together as the result of a school *mishap*, at the Piggy Palooza Festival.

    And it's those circumstances and those conditions that bring out the layers in these characters. I loved their story and didn't want it to end! I loved all the secondary characters, the culture, the festival and I'm absolutely reconsidering my way of thinking about armadillos. Pepe is the best!

    Overall, Bacon Pie is a fabulous YA Contemporary that is light on the heart and would easily be enjoyed by anyone! Loved this!

  5. The perfect light romantic read! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie is about a high school student from a small Texas town whose life we get to eavesdrop on. It seems so genuine as she plays video games and bounces between her mother and two father's household. When theater geek, Kiev enters the story things get pretty entertaining. Fate and their bad behavior bring them both to the principal's office. They are forced to work together or face suspension.
    It is charming and witty and the perfect romantic read! The dialogue and characters keep this entertaining. The story is told from alternating POV and had fun with the girl and boy dynamic. I think fans of romantic comedies would enjoy this. Degadillo and Robinson are writers to watch out for.

  6. You won’t want to miss this read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Contemporary is not my favourite genre, but Bacon Pie changed that experience!!! Looking for a quirky story for a spring read? Pick this up. You won’t be disappointed! Candace Robinson has become one of my favourite authors, and this book is no exception! Written by two talented authors from dual perspective, you won’t want to miss this one!

  7. Brilliant!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    I loved this book. It was so easy for me to get myself lost in this book. With the descriptions for the characters and the scenes in this book I felt like I was there. Seriously...I could smell and see all the scenes clearly in my head. I could even imagine the taste of some things. I loved the captions that each chapter had. It helped set up what the chapters where going to be about. I like the witty attitudes of the characters and the emotional connections that formed between them. And I also loved the book bouncing back and fourth between all the different characters point of views. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

  8. Awesome book, A must read!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie is such a fun read. I really enjoyed the characters of this book and all of the different personalities. I could relate to Lia so much because I acted a lot like her when I was in high school, and had a lot of the same thoughts. I loved how you got to know both Lia and Kiev and all of their crazy friends. If you are into YA books then I would definitely read this one. You will not be disappointed.

  9. Fun Summer read! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Another hit from Candace Robinson, complete with quirky characters and her unique writing style. This book was written by two authors but their voices blend together seamlessly, and their writing styles compliment each other nicely. Barnabas was my favorite character

  10. funny, and enjoyable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie was so light-hearted and cute! Both POV characters--Kiev and Lia--were well fleshed out, funny, and enjoyable. In fact, all the characters had their own personalities and were fun to read. Everyone had their own way of dealing with things which made them very real. I think my favorite part was that their families played into the story instead of simply existing in the background. It also had my favorite romance trope so a win all around! And the Piggy Palooza Festival seemed like a good time!

    I recommend Bacon Pie if you're looking to read a quirky story that will put a smile on your face.

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