The Cupcake Diaries is a great new series by Coco Simon.  Coco Simon mixes her love of cupcakes with stories about girls in middle school and the dilemmas that they encounter.  In Mia a Matter of Taste, Mia gets terrible news.  She needs braces and glasses!  Not what a girl in middle school wants to hear when she is trying to look cool. 

The series is recommended for readers ages 8 – 12.