Series: Second book coming in August!
Age group: 8 - 12
Page count: 480 pages
Summary from Amazon:
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?
Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?
Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?
Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?
Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?
This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.
Why I like The Candymakers:
- The setting. How would anyone not like a candy factory? It's described very well, and it's light and bouncy and happy.
- There is mystery and suspense! We have to discover things the narrator doesn't tell by ourselves, and it ends up very nicely!
- It's told in each character's view (this is how we find out about the secrets!). Each one provides a different way to think about the story!
I give this book a nine out of ten! It's definitely one of those books that you can read when you're scared, sad, or frustrated!
That was so long I decreased the size by one! Her website is at http://wendymass.com/
Did you guys see that StarChaser (Alice TodHunter Moon #3)'s cover came out? Go to http://septimusheapblog.com/ to see it!
Did you guys see the cover of LODESTAR? It is beautiful! Sophie looks amazing! Quick question (you can answer in the comments): which team are you guys on? I'm totally Team Sophie!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you all have a FANTASTIC week and read tons of books (that's super important). Go to Shannon Messenger's website at http://shannonmessenger.com/ for other MMGM's!
Team Sophie all the way!