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2.83 of 5 stars 2.83  ·  rating details  ·  123 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Cloddy is stuck in her dad’s optician’s shop working for little to nothing every Saturday, bored out of her brain in the middle of Greenwood Shopping Center—or Deadsville as she prefers to call it. One Saturday she closes the shop to get some peace and quiet to eat her lunch, but as she’s picking at her food, a trio of youths skulk out of Gluehead Alley down the side of he ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Egmont UK (first published April 1st 2008)
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I have to admit, my heart sank when I received Sugarcoated as my first book to review through the Library Thing review programme as this is really not the kind of thing I would normally read - lets just say that as a guy in his early thirties I am not the target audience - I must have clicked the wrong button!

The story centres around Cloddy, a teenage girl who is overweight and unpopular at school. She spends most of her weekends working for her Dad in the Opticians, until one day there she witn
Kirsty (overflowing library)
the main character in this is essentially a stupid irritant - disliked this a lot
After witnessing terrible violence Clod just wants to forget. As far as she is concerned she has seen nothing and that it the story she is sticking to. Lucky for her she is about to meet a good-looking stranger in the news agents who shares her love for minstrels. At first the mysterious Stefan is Clod’s dream heart-throb, her first date with a fancy meal and champagne. She is able to avoid the police and their questions and although it seems strange that Stefan has a posh apartment Clod convinc ...more
Iona Sinclair
It's safe to say i detested this book.

First off, I'll start with the things - rather, the one thing - i liked. Some of the descriptions were very funny, and gave a very clear image of what the person or thing was like.

Now the bads. Where to start..?

The main character (sorry, i cant even remember her name. Something like Chloe or Clouds or... whatever. I gave the book away, so i can't go check) was appaulingly annoying and unrealistic and beyond stupid. In fact, for the first part of the book, i
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Dieses Buch hat mir einiges Kopfzerbrechen bereitet, nicht etwa weil es so unheimlich mysteriös und verwirrend war, sondern weil ich nicht verstehen kann, wie man mit einigem an Potenzial sein Buch so in den Dreck reiten kann.

Das Buch hatte folgendes zu bieten:
Eine solide Heldin namens Claudia, die ganz anders ist als die durchschnittlichen Buchheldinnen. Sie ist nicht hübsch, sondern groß, tollpatschig und anscheinend auch nicht die Dünnste. Stattdessen wurde sie allerdings nicht mit unzählig
Jan 08, 2012 Den rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, teen
I read this but didn't particularly enjoy it. I think the main character Clods was extremely naive and I couldn't believe the parents went off and left her after the incident outside the shop. Basically she witnesses a brutal beating up whilst working in her dad's opticians, even though they don't see her she is hiding behind the desk. She doesn't tell anyone what she has seen but then hunky Stefan comes into her life - warning bells should have rang now and she should have known better than to ...more
I thought it was a vary good book.At the start th first chapter is incredibly boring.But then on the 2nd it gets must more interesting.Her name is claudia in it but people call her clods.At the start now I must say I thought she was like 14 but later on in the book it tells us shes nearly 18. It has a very dark ending but I really liked it. It leaves you really suspicious and wanting to read on!!But I must say Catherine forde is a very good writer.And I will be reading her other books aswell. :) ...more
I didn't really like this book, I hated the ending. Claudia seemed very ignorant also, considering she was 17. If she had been younger then it would have seemed more believable but she's nearly an adult, and she was trusting a man she didn't know?... It just didn't seem right. I read this when I was about 12/13 also, and I thought this when I read it so that's saying something.
Well, it worked for me. It was really fun and some turns of events were unexpected. Of course the main character is a little dumb, but she is clear about it. And I even liked the ending.
I thought the main character was just soo miserable I got really bored half way throught and was contemplating giving up it was very disappointing I wouldn't recommend it.
Leona Conway
disapionting to say the least.. my 5 year old could have come up with a more entertaining main character,as 'cloddy' is just plain cringeworthy and extremely infruiating.
Siti Khairunnisa
Waste of time! When I read, I would like to know the ending please. Don't leave me hanging there and leaving it to my imagination...wondering and wondering...
Ashleigh Batchen
This book was okay, i expected it to be a lot better than what it actually was. It gets boring about half way through.
I really enjoyed this book, especially considering it's not the kind of book I usually go for.
interesting but a really and i mean really messed up ending
Rennegade Hunter
No spoilers - this book of the best endings I have ever read.
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It was really a good book. I read it 4 times!!!!
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Catherine Forde is the author of numerous books, including Fat Boy Swim, which won the Grampian Children’s Book Award and was short-listed for the Blue Peter Award; Firestarter; and Skarrs, which was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal.
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