The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
Description (from Goodreads)
Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi. Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the North Shore of Long Island. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.
That’s the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie, a voice-driven middle-grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship.
I adored this book and how it dealt with family dynamics. Perfectly nuanced with a twist that sent me racing to the end of the novel. I particularly enjoyed the recipes throughout the book which made this novel an extra sweet read.