The Candymakers-A Book Review

13 Dec

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Congrats Future Candy Makers!  You’ve been chosen to compete in the New Candy Contest!

This is the news that four twelve-year olds, Daisy, Logan, Philip, and Miles have just gotten!

Logan- Logan is the Candy maker’s son, (the person who won the contest before!) This means that the pressure is on for him (even if he does have an advantage because the contestants are studying at his family’s candy factory), and he really wants to win, on his own…without help from his family or the candy factory’s workers. He doesn’t even seem to notice the scars on his face and neck from an accident a few years ago that everyone seems to dwell on.

Miles- Everyone seems to think that Miles dwells on a tragedy that happened one year ago, and most people don’t believe it even happened…but Miles is sure! When he entered the competition he never imagined being accepted, let alone meeting the people he did…

Daisy- Daisy is that cheerful, preppy, happy girl, or so everyone at the factory thinks…Daisy has a secret though, and she has to make sure she doesn’t blow it even if she thinks what she is supposed to do isn’t right. It might be hard, especially with her strength, gadgets, and not wanting to lie to her new friends…

Phillip- Phillip has been in the shadow of his brother all his life. His brother wins every competition, even if it means cheating. That’s not what Philip wants to do, he is there for one reason: revenge on Logan, how? By winning! In his mind the only way to do is to be as unlikable as possible, but one thing may bring out his heart…

When the kids meet at The Life is Sweet Factory, a friendship (eventually) blossoms, but not everything is how it seems…

My Thoughts: This book was so AWESOME! (I even read it in one weekend!) I really enjoyed Wendy Mass’s Twice Upon a Time series and I decided to try this one for a project for school after great recommendations from friends:) I loved to imagine all the different rooms in the factory. My favorite character was Daisy, and I was surprised when I found out she was a (spoilers*) spy!!! I also predicted that she was the girl at the lake, (and I was right!) I thought that Wendy Mass did a great job of adding suspense at the end of each part when the kids were in the cocoa room trying to steal the secret ingredient. I  started to like Philip’s character a lot better by the end of the book, but I understood why he acted the way he did in the beginning. It was really interesting to read from the different character’s views and about their stories, which caused the story to fall in to place. I give this book five out of five stars for a great, mouth-watering mystery!


3 Responses to “The Candymakers-A Book Review”

  1. Jess December 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    I LOVE this book too! :) And Wendy Mass.

  2. Amelia Rose June 5, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    I love Wendy Mass! I have to read this!


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