Mia, A Matter of Taste

Mia, A Matter of Taste

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Worrying about her fashion prospects when she learns that she has to get both braces and glasses, Mia receives help from her stylish mom and is reassured by her Cupcake Club friends that she is still the same old Mia.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight, ©2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781442474352
Call Number: SIMON
Teen Fiction
Characteristics: 133 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Middle schools -- Fiction.
Eyeglasses -- Fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Fashion -- Fiction.
Diary fiction.
Est. publishing date: 2013/06/25


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Jan 14, 2021

In “Mia, a Matter of Taste,” the fourteenth book in the “Cupcake Diaries” series by Coco Simon, Mia’s life is distraught, at least in her terms. Her dentist, Katie’s Mom, says that it looks like she’ll need braces. However, she’s relieved that the invisible kind exists, but persuading her parents to get them is the issue. But then, her math teacher, Mr. K, insists that she needs glasses, as she seemed to have trouble reading the board. This is a total fashion no-no for Mia, yet, she has to live with it!

Mia thought that the whole school would see her as a geek and no longer the fashionista who’s a trendsetter. It truly shook her world because she started to care about what others thought of her. Thus, her friends had to remind her that what people thought did not matter because they (Katie, Emma + Alexis) still loved her as she was.

Simon demonstrates this theme in a manner that flows and is not preachy, so to speak. Everything intertwined beautifully, including the funny moments like her interactions with her crush, Chris. For a little rabbit hole trail, I must mention that I hope he comes up more! And it’s funny because, at the end of the book, they happen to have something in common, which both of their Mom’s thought was adorable (hint, hint, read the book to find out :D).

Anyway, getting back on track, never care about what others may say or think about you. It’ll only make you so critical of everything that you do, instead of being yourself. Mia learned that although things on the outside had to change, who she was on the inside did not. True beauty is on the inside.

All-in-all, this was another excellent book in the series! Entertainingly, Simon does an incredible job showing why we should stay true to ourselves. I am looking forward to seeing what’s baking in the oven for Emma in the fifteen book!

Oct 03, 2020

i had braces and i have glasses and i know how terrible they are

Aug 08, 2020

This is amah xing

Mar 13, 2018

This book shows that you should never criticize others, and you should always be proud to be you, because you can be awesome if you trust yourself.

Jul 24, 2017

I want to see Mia 's earings that Mia is wearing.🙂

peacelilly2 Aug 14, 2014

I absolutely loved this book I could sympathize with mia right away it's amazing at how much I could relate to her again. but this is great for kids who are feeling insecure about well i'll let the book speak for itself


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