Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass


     Four twelve year olds with different personalities and different lives battle to create the best piece of candy in history. 

     Meet Logan Sweet. The guy full of scars. The most expected one to win because his dad runs the Life is Sweet factory. He knows everyone in the factory and he's been there countless times. He practically lives there.

      Introducing, Daisy Carpenter. The spy. Don't be fooled by her bright colored dresses and beautiful ponytails, this gal can kick your face before you could say Hi, Daisy. She's really a spy, and doesn't know her real surname. Also, she's thirteen years old, pretending to be twelve.

      Say hello to Miles O'Leary. The boy allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink. He often dreams about weird stuff, and he carried a really heavy backpack when the four first saw each other.

     And last but not the least, Philip Ransford III. The most mature one. He often wears suits and ties, brings a briefcase, and scribbles in a notebook. Technically, he's the guy who never wanted to open his doors, and didn't want to make friends.

     Right now, these kids all seem normal. Nothing unusual, they're kids, why be curious? Each of these kids have their own secrets. Everything happens for a reason, right? Why would Logan be full of scars if somebody didn't do anything to him? Why would Daisy wear stuff that are too attractive and have a weird surname? Why would Miles have weird dreams if they didn't mean anything? And why would Phillip be so closed if he hadn't done anything wrong? See how Mass manages to create a candy making contest story, into a mission that means much more that winning. 

     My opinion time! First of all, I just want to say that the cover of the book is really nice! Thumbs up to the illustrator! What I really like about this story is that the events were divided, being narrated by all of the kids, so you see their opinion. And, I just love how much mystery and surprise was put into the story, and still not make the ending a cliff hanger. The characters are all nice, great personalities! I forgot to tell you, don't ever ever dare to open this book if you're hungry, and craving for candy.

Rating: O  O  O  O  O
Suggested Age of Readers: 9-12 years old
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, and Adventure
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

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