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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  5,338 ratings  ·  315 reviews

Floss's parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new stepdad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia.

Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Flos

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jasmine x x  Gilpin
Personally, I thought that this book was amazing. The best part of the book is when floss and her dad meet the fairground lady, Rose.
I strongly reccomend this book to anyone as it is full of inspiration and fun. That is what Jacqueline Wilson can do best with her books. I would especially reccomend this book to people the ages of 11-16.
I like the imagination that has been put into the characters, it sutis them because of the sort of situations that they are in.
When anyone comes to reading this b
This is an outstanding book! Never been before so full of emotions. Like happy, sad and anger. This book consists all three of these. Jacqie has done it again!

Floss, a young British girl, is torn between her divorced parents. She lives with her mother, stepdad, and baby half-brother, Tiger, and visits her dad who owns a greasy-spoon cafe on the weekends. When her mother tells her they are moving to Australia for 6 months, Floss is torn. She doesn't want to leave her dad all alone. Floss was a very sweet and sympathetic character. She was also very guileless as well as sensitive to everyone's feelings. She chooses to stay with her dad even though he is ...more
afie Erokwu
Oct 24, 2007 afie Erokwu rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ages 11 and upwards
I liked this book and when I had finished reading it I wanted the story to carry on. The book is so well written that I actually felt ( at some points of the story) that I was there or that i was having a convo 9 sation) with the characters

THE ONLY DOWN POINT THAT I CAN THINK OF IN THE BOOK IS THAT IT'S toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo SHORT :0( :-(
Ty Morgan
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Wilson's 'Candyfloss' which was recommended to by my daughter is funny, moving and entertaining. Floss's parents are divorced so she lives with her mum, half brother and step dad and visits her dad weekly. When Floss's step dad announces he's been offered a job in Australia and the family have to move, Floss is devastated at the thought of leaving her dad but happy about going to Australia at the same time. Will Floss chose to stay behind with her dad or go to Australia and leave her dad sad and ...more
It's a great book! Floss' (her name is actually Flora) life is a disaster. Her mother, her step-dad and her half-brother move to Austraila for 6 months but Floss doesn't want to go. Her Dad can't cope and he has to close down the greasy café he runs because he can't afford to keep the flat as well. Floss meets a new girl called Susan and everyone is horrible to her but Floss is strong and they become best friends. There is a "chip-van disaster", but I'm not going to tell you about it or it will ...more
This book is really nice. It's one of the books I really like.

This book is about a girl named Floss who's parent are divorce and she is unhappy about it. She is in a position to choose who to live with. During the week, she will live with her mom and her mother's new husband Steve and during the weekend she lives with her dad. But one day, her mother choose to live in Australia but her father didn't have money to visit Floss in Australia so she choose to stay with her father and her mother was v
Natasha Hunt
Jacqueline Wilson is well known for tackling many life experiences and troubles in her books, and this book addresses the issues faced by children when their parents separate. The main character in the book is Flora (Floss), who lives with her mother, step father and half brother. Her mum and dad are divorced and she visits her father every weekend. Floss finds herself in great turmoil when her mum reveals that they will be moving to Australia, and her dad will be left behind. It is clear within ...more
Another book that I decided to re-read again. I loved Jacqueline as a child and I remember reading this book however parts of the plot were missing from my brain so it was interesting to piece it back together.

'Candyfloss' is about a girl named Flora, or Floss for a nickname, who is living the life as a growing child whose torn between her mother and her father, divorced from each other and leading very different lifestyles. Her mum has settled down with a new bloke and has had another child. T
Wilon was the children's laureate of England for ages (maybe still? I don't know), and she has an amazing talent for remembering how bad it sucks to be completely powerless kid. In this case, Floss' parents are divorced, and when her mother, stepdad and new brother move to Australia for a year, she is so sick with guilt over leaving her sad sack dad behind that she decides to stay behind. The book captures that divorce kid guilt so perfectly that it was almost hard to read.
Oct 23, 2007 Lydia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults
As im young myself i thought this book was amazing it had loads of little twists in it that you thought wouldnt happen. It surprises you and you cant wait to see what will happen next.I read this book in 2 weeks whilst on holiday it is great if you have nothing to do. Although it could of been a bit longer i still enjoyed it and would definatley recomend it.
Jul 26, 2007 liibzy added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: both sexes young
this book is ok, its just like any other jacqueline wilson books as they all have pretty much the same storyline. i wouldnt recommend it to anyone who is a dedicated reader but to someone who never really reads but wants to0 because it is not very interestinng.
Why I decided to read this book: I decided to read this book because of the other books I have read that have been written by the same author,Jacqueline Wilson, I decided to read it because all her books that I read so far were really interesting and I could relate myself to them so it was fun reading.
I liked reading it because when I read the lines I got images in my head like I could see it happening and I found that really cool because that doesn't happen to me most of the time only sometimes
Olivia Amann
I thought this book was good!!! If you are Austrailian you would like this book! If you love to hang out with your dad this book is for you!!! Find out how hard life is for Floss!!! READ THIS BOOK!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
This book wasn't exactly my cup of tea... I still liked the plot, it just wasn't one of my favourites, it might be yours though! You'll never know until you read it! I can tell you that I love the carnival now! lolz jkz... :D
This book is about a girl called Flossie whose Mum and Dad split up. Her Mum has recently got together with a man called Steve and naturally Flossie and Steve do NOT get on! They have one kid called Tiger. Every weekend Flossie would go to her Dad's house, a greasy cafe. Flossie (and her Dad) can never wait for the weekends, but when her Mum and co. move to Australia for six months she stays with her Dad. Life becomes from bad to worse as friendship problems start at school and they are kicked o ...more
It's a great read for someone like me, whose primary language isn't English. It helped that I read the book in Slovene years ago and the English in this book is simple and diverse.
I love Floss' character and how she finally stands up for herself towards the end, and I especially like Susan's character - she seems kind of similar to me. Rhiannon is absolutely horrible person, but it's much needed for a story like this, she turns everything over with her annoying new friends Judy and Margot.
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Dec 27, 2007 Tara rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls at about 10-13
this book was really good and i hope a lot of people read it
Great book about facing whatever life gives you
Candyfloss is the story of Flora Barnes, or Floss as she's known to her friends and family. (Candyfloss is cotton candy in Britain - there's a handy glossary at the end of the book to translate many of these sorts of terms for American kids.) The book begins with Floss's birthday, and an announcement from her mother that they will soon be moving to Australia. The only problem is that Floss's parents are divorced, and no one's told her father yet. Floss has to choose which parent to stay with, al ...more
Sep 30, 2008 Nicole rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nicole by: Nobody
So far this book is pretty entertaining and I want to continue reading so I can get a better understanding of what is happening! When I read more I will Update this summary!

The book Candyfloss is a book that involves some childish problems. The book was an okay book but I think that the book was more for younger kids than me because the whole book is about a young girl, about 9, who is trying to decide to either move to Australia with her mom and step dad for 6 months or stay in her ho
Apr 28, 2012 Hayley rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hayley by: Alice
No. Just no. I read this on a deal with my friend, and I think she got the better end of it. She got to read The Secret Garden! (and might I add, she hasn't started yet.....)

The book was far too predictable, but it wasn't a book that you could just pick up and read without thought. It was a book that wanted to suck my face off and turn it into a bubbling dollop of gloop.

One major problem with this book was the blurb. I read it first, as I do with all books, to see if I would even want to read it
Erika Joo
Candyfloss... it's a fantastic book!!
Floss, a young girl, has 2 families. She has a family with a single dad, and a family which has her mother, her stepbrother, and step dad. Floss stayed at her mom's house on weekdays, and stayed in her dad's house in weekends. But, her step-dad, Steve got into a higher position in his work, and had to move to Australia to work. Floss had to choose if she was going to stay with her dad, or go with Mom. But if her mom goes to Australia, they will have to stay
Saya selalu berpendapat, bahwa setiap anak kecil itu pasti lucu dan menyenangkan. Kalau ada seorang anak kecil yang tingkah lakunya menyebalkan, menjengkelkan, dan bikin saya pengen mentung dia, maka sudah pasti kalau orang tuanya jauh jauh jauh lebih menyebalkan.

Misalnya saja seperti kejadian yang saya alami di siang itu. Ketika itu, saya dan dua orang teman saya sedang berjalan di salah satu pusat perbelanjaan di Jakarta. Tiba-tiba, seorang anak kecil menabrak teman saya, lalu kemudian dia ber
On the surface this is the traditional story of a young girl whose parents have split. She longs for them to get back together though her mother has remarried and, of course, she is experiencing friendship extortion from the most popular, yet, mean girl in her class. And on that level it is an okay story.
However, a closer look and the story is more distressing in the roles Floss and her father play. Floss is emotional support for her father - something no young child should have to be. He con
Kayla Mcminn
I've read all of Jacqueline Wilson's books over the years, I do not know why even after so long I have grown out of them I still love to have a good ol' read of them.
I must have started reading these over 8 years ago and still remember most of the stories and characters. I believe these books were amazing during my childhood.
Some being better than others, shown in my star ratings. I hope to get my hands on some of my fav books from this author soon.
Hannah Murrell
Candyfloss is an amazing book to read as it tells the story of a young girl faces problems with her family. Her mum wants to move away to a different country while her dads chip shop, with his famous chip butty, is going into bankrupt what will floss do. She must help her father before it is too late. all in the end we find she can turn into her own little candyfloss! I love this book and cannot keep reading it, and I would recommend it to any teen.
I think this book was a good book to learn that sometimes saying what you want is really important. For example, Flora's parents divorced and her mother had a new boyfriend and a new son, and they were going to Australia for six months. Flora said she wanted to stay with her dad because her dad only had her.

Another thing we could learn from this book is even though friends are important, it doesn't mean they could hurt you.
Aug 10, 2008 Jane rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to read about making decisions.
Recommended to Jane by: My friend
Floss' parents split up when she was kind of young and now Floss lives with her mom,step-dad and her step-brother(Tiger). She visits her dad on the weekends.Floss is an average girl that hangs out with a popular girl at school. When a new girl comes to school, Floss wants to be her friend, but she is scared to be with the new girl because the new girl is very geeky and she is a loner at recess and lunch.Her mom told her on her birthday that they whole family is going to Australia for six months ...more
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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named af ...more
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