The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Laura Zeises is a sweet YA read.
Stella's separated parents own and operate a restaurant that Stella works at. She is saving to buy a car of her own. She is also dating the super-nice guy, Max, while lusting after her parents' new intern, Jeremy. And, she has recently been hired to write a food critic article for the local paper. Whie most of Stella's problems are usual high school fare, Zeises has done a great job of writing a nice young adult novel that I could recommend to many a junior high girl looking for some interesting and fun contemporary fiction.