The following book talk has been submitted by sixth grader Lydia G.
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass is a book about four kids: Logan Sweet, the candymaker's son; Miles O'Leary, a boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink; Daisy Carpenter, a cheerful, sweet girl (or so people think); and Philip Ransford III, a boy who wears a suit and tie for everything. These kids do not know anything about each other and that's good for some of them.
The kids are invited to the Life is Sweet candy factory to compete in a challenge of who can make the best candy. The winner is given a prize and more.
The Candymakers is divided into five parts; each character tells one part with the exception of Logan who tells the first and last part of the book. This book is part mystery and part friendship.
When I first saw this book in the library, I thought it was a huge book (over 400 pages)! But I was up for the challenge, so I started the book. It was amazing! Each day as I put the book down, it looked like it was getting smaller and smaller. I didn't mind the length at all!
Wendy Mass did an excellent job writing this book. I liked the division of each character's perspective because I could hear the thoughts of all of the characters.
So give it a try, and see if you like it.
View Wendy Mass's website HERE.
Thank you, Lydia, for sharing this book!
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!