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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
Feb 25, 2009 Verena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!

Mar 14, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: problem-novels
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 really liked it  ·  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( :-(
May 09, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really, really liked this one. I think it's great for parents because it perfectly illustrates how kids' problems are just as big and serious and real as our adult-type problems. I completely fell in love with Floss and her dad. What great characters. I had this book on audio and the narrator did an amazing job, especially with Floss's father. One of Jacqueline Wilson's best. 5 stars.
Oct 08, 2015 Angelica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, because it tells about a girl who has a pretty good life. The only problem is that her parents are divorced, but she likes to stay with her dad because of all the fun things they do together. She lives with her mom, but she finds out that they are moving to Sydney, Australia. She has a choice whether to stay in Britain, or move to Australia. This book has surprising action, and interesting characters that surround us in everyday life. I would recommend this book, because of t ...more
Cheyenne Adams
Feb 16, 2016 Cheyenne Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson was a very good book. This book is about a girl named Floss. She lives in the UK with her mom, step-dad, step-brother, and her dad. She spends the week with her mom and the weekends with her dad and his cafe. When her birthday rolls around, she gets a huge shock. Her Mom and her Step-dad are moving to Sydney, Australia for 6 months, without her father. If you want to know what happens, read the book. ...more
Ty Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 Ty Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wilson is great at making realistic characters that you can quickly come to term with, giving realistic reactions to events.

Her books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their consequences, really opening the eyes of children to the world. Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life messages to children.

I feel as though Wilson books are a must in the lives of young children, a way of opening their eyes to the real world in the right wa
Dec 10, 2013 Habibah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 19, 2012 Bookgirl15 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 13, 2011 Jisoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 02, 2015 Georgie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to love Jacqueline Wilson books when I was a tween/teen so decided on a whim to give this one a go (as an audiobook) for old times' sake.

Quite enjoyed it. It's pretty typical JW fare - Floss is the child of divorced parents. Her mum is a bit stuck up but generally nice, and her dad's a loveable loser. When Mum's new hubby, Steve, gets a job in Australia, and the family are set to depart for Down Under for six months, Floss makes the difficult choice to stay in England with her dad. He ru
Natasha Hunt
Aug 08, 2014 Natasha Hunt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 22, 2014 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Super Star
Feb 09, 2016 Super Star rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book because it shows what it is like to be in floss's place
Dec 30, 2015 Babhravi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I personally thought this book was amazing.
Flora, mostly known as Floss, lives with her mum, stepdad and half brother during the week, and she lives with her dad at the weekends.
But when her stepdad gets a job in Australia, Floss and her family plan to spend six months their, without Floss's dad, who can't afford to fly to Australia.
Floss loves her mum, but she also loves her dad, and is torn between whether to stay in England or move to Australia, but when she eventually chooses to stay with
Oct 23, 2007 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Mar 16, 2014 Summer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 30, 2012 Olivia Amann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
May 08, 2011 Allison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cant-decide
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
Dec 23, 2014 Kayan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
The o
3.5 stars

I really wished there was just one more chapter !
The ending felt very abrupt without it
But either way,
Jacqueline Wilson is one of my favorite childhood authors and her books have honestly changed me as not only a reader but also as a person.
Now that I'm older I was given this book by a younger friend and it was such a fantastic trip down memory lane.
Although it isn't one of my favorites from the author, I loved the characters, I loved the story and I love how she deals with heavy to
Dec 27, 2007 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  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
Mar 02, 2009 Audrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book about facing whatever life gives you
Apr 14, 2015 Ellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great. I keep my head in till the end. I feel that Jacqueline Wilson is a great writer and shows different kind of people that are out there and shows your not on your own if your that type of person. also the book shows bullying and the way she gets to pick popular and boring or to be with a girl not so popular and fun but gets bullied. read the book to see which side she picks. also her mum and step dad move to Australia and her dad stay. where and who dose she chose to stay with. ...more
Arisha Salman
Jun 05, 2016 Arisha Salman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will always remain very special; it gave me what you call the 'feels'. I could totally relate with the story, and the most endearing aspect of the book seemed to be the constant and tireless efforts of Floss's father to keep her content, even if that meant he had to ignore his own needs. Although I'm not a big Jacqueline Wilson fan, this book is very different from the others she has written, and will always remain very close to my heart. It's a must read for readers of all ages. Highl ...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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