• Bake Believe

  • By: Cori Cooper
  • Narrated by: Katie Penate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cat Anderson doesn’t want much out of life. Give her a circle of friends to giggle with, a few cute boys to flirt with, and she is good to go! She is perfectly content...until a scheduling mishap on her first day of 8th grade places her in a culinary arts class.

Food, it turns out, is a very big deal.

In her family there is a secret, too big to stay hidden any longer. A secret too fantastic to be real.

Something happens when Cat bakes.

Something impossible.

Can it be true? Or is it bake believe?

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What a Cute Story!


What a cute story by Cori Cooper! I listened with my daughter and she enjoyed it so much. Bake Believe’s main character Cat is a spunky teenager that is unapologetically herself. As she shares her view of the world with us, we learn that like many other teenagers, she is into boys, friends, and living life to the fullest. Cat’s world is turned upside down when a mishap in her school schedule caused the reveal of a huge family secret. The secret has Cat learning to grow and mature while understanding more about herself. This story is fun and inspiring. The narrator Katie Penate did an amazing job portraying each character’s individuality and making the story come to life! If you have a young teen in your life, consider this book.

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a fun mystery

I enjoyed this story with all of the characters. The main character was Cat Anderson.

Cat Anderson is a 14 year old. That want to bake stuff. She gets lucky when her class schedule has a miss take with one of her class. They are not offering the class she pick this semester so she decides to go to the culinary art class that is only one left to go to. But after class her friend eats one of her cookies and started to act weird. She if out that when she bakes things happened.

This was a fun story to read. It has quite a few laughs and giggles. It had action and drama throughout. It also had recipes of baked stuff.

I received a complimentary copy via StoryOrigin. This is my honest unbiased opinions.

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A great story

This would be a great story to read with your granddaughter. I loved the characters & the strange reactions to the baking. The calls that Cat got from the little brother were hilarious.

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Teen Story with Interesting Twists

Bake Believe is an adorable story about a young girl going through crushes, school, family, and… something special. This book was definitely one of a kind. It’s a coming of age novel with a relatable young character and all of her friends and family. Read this if you like cute stories about young children figuring out where they are meant to be in life. The narrator is great and fits the story really well from a teens perspective.

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So much fun!

"Bake Believe" has officially turned me on to audio books. It was such a cute story, and the way it was told really had your imagination running. The narrator made that story everything and more. I listened to it every chance I had, and the time fly by each chapter making it hard to believe it was as long as it was.
The story starts with Cat who is newly entering 8th grade. Her and her cousin Robyn are excited for new electives, boys, and a great new year. First day of school she is put into an elective for culinary arts. New and unfamiliar because her mother does absolutely no cooking unless its frozen or pre-made its a new experience for her. She excited to bake and be with her classmates but soon starts to receive odd behavior from her mother who doesn't want her to cook or take the class. As the story unfolds we learn that there are family secrets deep within Cats family, and while her aunt bakes with love and her mother scorns the kitchen as whole its Cat who we find with some extraordinary powers in the kitchen. Its a very fun story and each chapter ending provides a recipe related to the chapter. Kids and adults will appreciate this book!

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Sweet comedy with a tasty twist

Bake Believe AUDIO BOOK by Cori Cooper

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Cat Anderson has an interesting story behind her name and behind her family. Cat and Robin, best friend and cousin, are starting the 8th grade. When Cat goes to her last class, she finds something very strange, there are boxes in the classroom and no teacher. Cat races back to her guidance counselor to get it straightened out. Cat is given a few options, she makes a choice to take culinary, at least for the day until she can get into Art with Robin. When Cat discovers that her crush, Toby, is not only in the same class but would be in her group, Cat is desperate to stay in the culinary class. When Cat bakes for the first time ever, something strange happens. Will this happen every time she bakes? What does her mother know about it? Why won’t she tell Cat?

This sweet tale of discovering who you are and the quirkiness of your family was a great listen. I enjoyed the characters. I loved hearing my name as a character (Thanks for including me! I only hope I can be that cool of an aunt in real life.)! I was shocked when the story ended the way it did. I hope there is a sequel that can tell me what happened. This is a story that can be enjoyed by all ages. Oh my Goshness is entering my lexicon!

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Yummy and Magical

Bake Believe by Cori Cooper
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Bake Believe is a wonderful YA audio written by Cori Cooper. Although this book is in the YA category, I think is is great for readers/listeners of all ages. She is a new to me author and I can’t wait to see what else she has written. The story is fun and filled with magic and some great recipes. Cat is a wonderful character and she has some witty dialogue. It was a really enjoyable 8 hours of listening pleasure.
Katie Penate is also new to me narrator. I like the tone of her voice and she really made the story come to life. I look forward to more books by Ms. Cooper and those narrated by Ms. Penate.

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Cute story for the younger generation

The storyline was wonderful for a young adult who wants to believe in some version of magic. The baking of emotions was something I wasn’t expecting and I appreciated the puns that went into this book. The narrator didn’t hit the mark for me, personally, but I have only ever listened to two audiobooks and have discovered that it isn’t my cup of tea. For anyone who enjoys audiobooks and thoroughly enjoys this genre, I think this would be a fantastic listen. My favorite parts were the recipes and the silliness involved with telling the reader how to make the things in each chapter. I definitely plan to make some of these as soon as possible.

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Fun

This is a very light read well listen to book. It took me a few chapters to get pulled in. Pre-teens, younger siblings, and a little something extra what could go wrong? There were parts that had me laughing and I just love when a book can do that. This is a perfect book for when you want something light, funny, and a little different. Now I want to bake! Or just to have some really good bake goods. Hope they make me feel good!

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Wonderful tween story

I was very impressed with the characters in this book. Often times adult authors forget what it was like to be a kid and child characters can come off a bit too mature for their age but these characters were spot on with their attitudes and the things that seem like the end of the world when you're that age as well as the healthy dose of respect for adults even when you don't want to listen to them that you still have at that age before you hit the rebellious phase. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would absolutely read this with my daughter when she is older. I think kids around 12 or 13 will love this story and find the characters very relatable. The magic style in the story sounds corny in the synopsis but the way it was written felt very organic to the storyline and I never felt like it was over the top or pushing past what is believably realistic in a fantasy novel. All in all I was impressed with the writing and I hope we get to see more of Cat's journey.

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  • katie_83
  • 08-01-21

Fantastic audio book!

I loved this audio book so much! The characters were just amazing and I really felt like I knew them. The author really did an amazing job with her character development for this story. This is the first book that I have listened to by this author and I will absolutely be looking to listen to more from her again in the future. I love baking so I think that really helped me relate to the main character Cat, I really liked and her and enjoyed listening to the story her. I loved the recipes too!
A nice quirky audio that I absolutely loved! The narration was really good too and I would definitely recommend it to other readers!

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  • kerry baker
  • 07-30-21

A great story

Bake Believe Audible Logo Unabridged Audio Book by Cori Cooper is a great YA book that really draws you in and makes you become invested in Cat. She is such a loveable character that brings the whole story to life.
Having read this book previously I was excited to listen to the audio book version. And while I still really enjoyed the story I did struggle with the narration a bit. I found it hard to connect with the person telling this story, hard to listen to their way of bringing it to life. Their style definitely suited this type of book which makes me think this is definitely a personal thing. and knowing how good this book is, it doesn’t take away from it being a 5* read.