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“The main character in the book is Nate. This is because he is who the story was based on through the beginning. First off, Nate is a boy who moved into a neighborhood that the characters Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon. They end up being friends. Together they discover that Mrs. White makes magical...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“The epilogue does throw you off and makes you think that the book is nothing like the summary, which makes you a little turned off to read the rest of the book. However, once you get past the epilogue the book does get quite interesting and it's very creative! I found it really hard to get into...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Great I love Brandon mull books”Melanie wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I among a fan of these types of books..fast reading, but not all that enjoyable”Heather B wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really loved this book .Theres a twist at the end and I like how the book is like tellin two stories at once but the two stories eventually come together as one. ”Fa wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book a little while ago but I really liked it.”Posy wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book had me at “magical candy”—every little kids dream. I liked the creative plot. Four friends go on an adventure that at first seems harmless. They meet the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe owner and she sends them on missions that gradually become shady. I had to wonder what kind of parenting they had so far growing up because why would they go on these missions that involved breaking and entering and robbing a grave all for “sweet” rewards? Maybe kids have more of a weakness for candy than I thought. I enjoyed the payback scene giving school bullies a taste of their own medicine. I loved all the different candies with their magical effects and their names: Shock Bits, Frost Bites, Mirror Mints, Creature Crackers.
It sparked my interest with the introduction of the first character but then he disappears from the story for a LONG time. I wanted more of John Dart. He was mysterious, cool, and cursed.
The author does a great job writing from a kid’s point of view. One of my favorite moments was when the kid Nate was temporarily a woman and his thought was that afterwards he wanted to get sprayed for cooties.
The book has themes throughout: the importance of family, trust, and being a loyal friend. I suppose I could also say that this story implies that too much candy is NOT a good thing. It goes along with the age-old warning—“NEVER take candy from strangers.” I have to admit I kept sweets close by because when I read about fudge, truffles, and ice cream cakes-I started to drool. It was inevitable that my sweet tooth would be triggered. Fun and delicious read.
“Great Book! Don't let the length scare you....you will love it!”Ms. Schorr wrote this review Tuesday, October 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Candy Shop War is a great book about a group of kids finding a magical candy shop.”Gino Giorgianni wrote this review Monday, September 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very good book, but not interesting at all times”Olivia H wrote this review Thursday, August 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very good ”Rachel C wrote this review Thursday, August 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No