From the Desk of Zoe Washington

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Zoe Washington isn’t sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she’s never met, hadn’t heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who’s been in prison for a terrible crime?

A crime he says he never committed.

Could Marcus really be innocent? Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the rest of her family. Everyone else thinks Zoe’s worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she’s worthy of auditioning for Food Network’s Kids Bake Challenge.

But with bakery confections on one part of her mind, and Marcus’s conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn’t know how to balance. The only thing she knows to be true: Everyone lies.

Title:From the Desk of Zoe Washington
ISBN:9780062875853
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    From the Desk of Zoe Washington Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I know I've said this a million times already this year, but wow, I really love middle grade. This was SO GOOD. ...

  • Janae Marks

    Thank you so much to everyone for reading and reviewing my book! I'm so proud of this story. If you are interested, there are some book extras on my website, including a Spotify playlist featuring all...

  • Tanya

    I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to read this pitch perfect debut, by Janae Marks. Zoe is the kind of protagonist I love in middle grade books—ambitious, curious, strong—what I would ...

  • Jenny Baker

    A heartwarming and charming story narrated by the talented Bahni Turpin! A must-read for anyone who enjoys middle grade novels. It'll bring you tears of joy. ...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    This one was a solid read but i felt the ending didn't give me the punch I got from other middle grade novels. This one had a storyline I never thought would be possible in middle grade and that's exa...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    5 HUMUNGOUS UGLY CRY STARSOn her twelfth birthday, Zoe receives a letter from her imprisoned father, whom she’s never met which begins an odyssey to figure out whether he’s wrongly convicted, or a...

  • Krista Regester

    Never underestimate what children can teach you - or books about children!...

  • Afoma Umesi

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. MORE TO COME.Review on 14/01/20. Thanks to the publisher for an e-ARC of this novel.From the Desk of Zoe Washington is a moving, true-to-life middle-grade novel that highlights just ho...

  • Melanie  Brinkman

    Sometimes we must tweak the recipe of life to make it right.A letter awaits on Zoe's doorstep when she returns home from celebrating her 12th birthday. This is the first time she's heard from her fath...

  • Liana Grace

    I loved this middle grade so much! I will read anything Janae Marks writes. ...