I do recommend that parents and teachers allow their children to read this book just because the book could help students cope with their parents being away from home. But, it was not a very interesting book at most parts. Most students will love the recipes and things of that nature but, probably not the actual book itself. I was bored at most parts and ready to finish the book but, I loved the idea behind the book. The girl connected her favorite foods to other things she learned and loved. I would love to also try some of the recipes at the end of the chapters.