Sixteen-year-old Olivia was given up for adoption when she was two days old, and, although she has two loving dads, she’s starting to wonder what her life would have been like if her mother (who Olivia imagines looks like Julie Andrews) hadn’t given her up. After meeting a psychic in an elevator, Olivia discovers a key and a name, which raise her hopes of finding her birth mother. And so it is that Olivia and her best friend, Lola, take a road trip to a California beach town, where Olivia’s past and future meet.
The Secret Ingredient, by Stewart Lewis, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, $17.99
Meet author Stewart Lewis at Hooray For Books on Saturday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m., as he participates in our “Sort of Romance” young adult author panel.