Alba loves her life just as it is.
She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.
The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details:
Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.
Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.
As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.
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WAYRBA shortlist, Older Readers (2015), Gold Inky Award nominee (2015),
CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) Shortlist (2015)
“The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl is every bit as nerdy, goofy and dramatic as Melissa Keil’s Ampersand Project-winning book Life in Outer Space. It is also every bit as loveable, touching and addictive…delightfully quirky and oh-so-much fun, a tangible sense of place paired with Alba’s strong voice make Keil’s new book a total hit.” – Junior Books & Publishing
“A classic coming of age story, told in wry and amusing language by Alba, a girl on the cusp of adulthood…this is an exceptionally engrossing, well told story of a clever teen girl and her group of friends working out what they want from life, friendship and love.” – Read Plus
“This is a story about embracing change and understanding where fear of change comes from. None of the characters want to be vulnerable, so there’s a lot of hiding behind big personalities. It’s fun, in a goofy, nerdy kind of way.” – Readings
“A sweet, light-hearted entertaining story that had me laughing out loud at times as well as remembering that stage between high school and adulthood when life seemed so full of possibilities. Alba, Grady and their friends are funny and endearing and the chaos in Eden Valley as the end of the world approaches (maybe) is a great backdrop to the friends’ questions about what their future might hold.” – Kids’ Book Review
“The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl has cemented Melissa Keil onto my favourite author list….the characters are wonderful and I wish I lived in Eden Valley so I could know them, spend time with them, be friends with them.” – Lily Reads Books
“I could not put this book down – it hooked me from the get go. I loved Alba and her circle of friends and the richly authentic narrative voice that allowed me to connect with an engaging and worthy protagonist.” – Rachael Craw, author of Spark
“A feel-good story with apple strudel, comic books, great friends, and one very adorable, swoon-worthy boy.” – The Tales Compendium