Sunday, 9 November 2014


Theme is life lesson, meaning moral or message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work. In other words, theme is what the story that teaches readers. The theme of this story is love. It is love between friends. It is shown when Mariella and Poppy are always there for Violet. In page 105, Violet shot a look at Mariella and Poppy a look that she needed them and they got to Violet but unluckily Violet shoved a bag full of evidence to Mariella and she was framed. Futhermore when Violet had lost Grandma Mapple’s recipe book in page 44 they are solving the mystery together. Next, the theme in this story is judgment. Harriet Blythington did the right thing to banned Valerie Eclair and Patsy Eclair from the Bake or Break competition. It is because they have been sabotaging the Bake or Break competition and it affects the contestants. Lastly, the theme is heroism. Mariella is a heroin because she has solved the mystery with Poppy’s help. Even though there are framed for being the cake saboteur and banned from the Bake or Break, they still finds a way to catch the real cake saboteur. For example in page 137 they are pretending to be the mascots for Bake or Break competition so that they can gain information about the cake saboteur.


Tone is the author’s attitude through the topic. The author’s attitude is expressed through the words and details he or she selects.
In this story, the tone loving is found. Loving is a feeling or showing love or great care. For example, Maiella and Poppy helps Violet to find her missing recipe book. They are always beside Violet whenever she needs them. In page 44, Violet is having a Maple-meltdown so, Mariella and Poppy tries to calm her down but surprisingly Violet have lost Grandma Mapple’s recipe book. Because of showing great care the Mystery Girls have to solve the mystery.
Next, the tone optimistic is also found in this story. Optimistic is being positive or believing positive outcomes. Mariella is being positive at first when Grandma Maple’s recipe book is missing. In page 50, Mariella thought that maybe Violet has lost the book because she was so nervous about the competition. Maybe Violet did not put it on the table but accidently threw it in the bin or left it on a tray of cakes without realizing it. Mariella is also positive thinking that they will get the recipe book back.
Vindictive is also one of the tones in this story. Vindictive means revengeful, spiteful and unforgiving. In this story, Valerie Eclair, Patsy’s mother is a vindictive person because in page 144 Mariella said that she is Valerie Boggins who sabotage the Bake or Break Annual. Mariella also said that, Valerie has come back with her daughter to try and win. From that she is seeking for revenge that she had been banned from Bake or Break before this.