Book Review: Rebel with a Cupcake


I have been sent this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book

Jesobel Jones is bold and beautiful. The daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star, she sees no need to apologise for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status ... or her weight. Jess makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. That is, until Own Clothes Day when a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess exposed, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that’s never bothered her before: fat.

What I Thought:


I'm not used to reading YA books but they're something I'd like to read more of. Rebel with a Cupcake was sent to me to review and I'm really pleased to be part of the blog tour.

I did find it hard to get into the book but once you're in, you're in. I loved the different characters, some to really like and others you really, really dislike! Jess, the main character, is a great character and a really positive one to follow. Even when she's considering (and trying) to sort her weight after that incident her positive attitude towards others and her want to accept herself as she is shines through.

There was something quite nostalgic in this book for me, taking me back to my school days! A small group of pretty good mates, school days and the ones who are always there to make life difficult! Luckily I had a great friends like Jess and I didn't have such difficult family, or more correctly, a rude family! 

I overall really enjoyed Rebel with a Cupcake and have suggested my 12 year old has a go at reading it too. I'll update with her opinion!

Information about the book:

Title: Rebel with a Cupcake
Author: Anna Mainwaring
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Firefly Press
Published: 2nd April 2020



About the Author


Anna Mainwaring read ‘The Lord of the Rings’ at the age of seven and hasn’t stop reading since. After studying English at university, she took the bizarre decision to follow a career in corporate banking. This made her sad so she left, went travelling and trained to be a teacher. When not teaching, writing or hiding from her children in the study, Anna can be found in bookshops, cafes or walking slowly up big hills.

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