Hi. It’s Isabelle. I just found the biggest piece of GOTY information, well, in the history of GOTYs! Just kidding, the biggest piece of the year. Here are the three clues:
1: Amazon has the books up for pre-order. She will have 2 books. No titles other than mock titles have been released, let alone the covers. But the descriptions came and they put GOTY instead of her name.
BOOK 1 (MEET BOOK)
Nine-year-old GOTY is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! When Mom announces a trip to Paris instead, GOTY gets on board, but it quickly seems as if none of her plans are working out the way she’d hoped. She and her French cousin aren’t getting along, and GOTY’s friends back home have started a business without her. Can she find the courage to stay open to new ideas and turn the summer around?
BOOK 2 (ONLY AVALIBLE SEPRATELY)
Back home in Massachusetts, GOTY is excited to start a new French baking businesswith her friends, and to have an adorable new dog to train, too! But she quickly learns that both the business and the dog are big responsibilities, especially when her energetic pup has difficulty adjusting to her new home. GOTY does her best to give her pet what she needs to be happy. Can she also help her friends blend their unique talents, and whip up a recipe for a successful business?
BOOK 3 (RELEASES IN MAY 2015)
When GOTY learns that her grandparents’ bakery might be closing after 30 years, she’s crushed. She can’t imagine her life (or her hometown) without the bakery. And how canher own business survive if the one that inspired her cannot? GOTY wonders if she and her friends can find a way to help the bakery by using their talents and newfound business skills. Can three girls really make a difference? GOTY is determined to try.
So it seems like she is a chef. Yay! I wanted a chef for me to pass down my role to. And the awesome part, she is French! This means a diverse doll!
2: It is a mystery who is going to portray the GOTY. I have three potential ones. One is Notilm Taylor, who is an African American, Catilin Carmical, who is a dirty blonde but dyed her hair red for the role, and a unknown Hispanic actress. I hope its the unknown actress, but I also hope it’s Notlim too.
3: The name Mary-Ellen has been trademarked by AG, which sounds more historical than Grace. I realized that Shelby was just a renewing of the Innerstar U guide’s name, which means that Grace is her name!
Overall I have high hopes for Grace. I’ll wait for October, when the pictures of the doll come. I hope Sydney buys her! She thinks she’s going to ask for Josefina next year, as she wanted her since April, but she might ask for Grace instead… and push back Josefina another year.