Rachael Ray premiered on Food Network with 30-Minute Meals in 2001. She wasn’t a chef, just a thirty-something-year-old gal (like me) who was an awesome cook (not really like me) who wanted to share her belief that regular people could cook delicious meals for their families in a short amount of time. I was a Food Network addict (still am) so I started watching Rachael from that very first show and I loved her immediately. Watching her show felt like hanging out with a friend
This was not what I expected. Boys and basketball, yes, but not the story of friendship between Nasir and Bunny. YA has plenty of female friendship stories but tends to be lighter on the male version, Ribay has solved that problem. Nasir and Bunny grew up together; they live across the street, play ball, and live life. But when Bunny returns from the summer playing AAU ball and announces he’ll be attending the private school in the burbs, Nasir can’t help feeling betrayed. He
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