The Lollipop Shoes (Chocolat #2)
'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?'
'My mother, Vianne Rocher.'
Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped – at least for a while. Then into their liv
As a stand-alone book, though (which it very well could be), I'm much happier with it (and if it were a stand-alone boo...more
Может, из-за того, что повествование ведется от лица трех разных героинь, и стиль каждой главы прелестно меняется в зависимости от рассказчицы: злодейки-интриганки Зози, Вианн, из страха за детей изменившей самой "шоколадной" себе, или ее дочери-подростка Анук,...more
The Lollipop Shoes is the story of Vianne and Anouk and Vianne's new daugher who have moved to Paris and set up a chocolate shop there too but there is none of the magic of that first shop,...more
It has been years since I last read Chocolat and watched its magical movie adaptation. I remember that I went on a Joanne Harris reading spree right after that. Many of her books are just as filled with love for the culinary arts. Part of me was afraid that the sequel would disappoint, and that is why I only recently got around to reading The Lollipop Shoes. I needn't have worried though, because from the very first page I was hooked. The woman with...more
Chocolat was full of colors and enchantment that we never really knew the source of. The Girl with No Shadow reveals these right away. This story starts with none of the enchantment and mystery of Chocolat. We are introduced to Zozie who is leaving her previous life. Each chapter comes from the point of view of either Zozie, Vianne, or Anouk. This threw me at first until I realized we had switched characters. Roux returns but is...more
I certainly would not mind reading other tales from Anouk's point of view. I had to keep reminding myself that she was only 11, but her youthful nature came out in the sweetest of ways.
"The Girl..." is not a simple tale. It's a complex tale that mirrors life and the way we interact with each other, the things we choose not to see, the choices we make because we believe them to be right and the ultimate decision of getting back to that place within yourself that truly represents who you are.
It's about love, vengeance, family, l...more
The Girl with No Shadow, as the description will tell you, is the sequel to Chocolat. Admittedly, Chocolat was not a novel that needed a sequel, but I am quite fond of this book. It's chaotic and has a much different feel that Chocolat itself. Zozie dabbles in a type of magic that closely resemb...more
But magic finds its ways: Rosette, Yanne’s second daughter is imbued with magic in her very nature, and the fact that she is ‘different’ to other children her age only makes her ‘Accidents’...more
When my MOMS friends told me that the selection for March was The Girl With No Shadow, the sequel to Chocolat, I knew I had to read it.
Publisher’s Weekly describes it...”Harris revisits characters from 1999's bestselling Chocolat in this equally delectable modern...more
Chocolat, the prequel to The Girl with No Shadow (The Lollipop Shoes in the UK), is one of my all-time favorite books, so imagine my surprise and excitement when I learned that a sequel had been published in 2007. Three years seems like a long time to miss out on the sequel to one of your favorite books, except that the ending of Chocolat was wholly satisfying and a sequel didn't seem part of its masterful recipe. So while I was excited to read the sequel, I also harbored a sense of...more
Zozie is a much more satisfying villain than Chocolat's Reynaud ever was; and Anouk's sullen teenage resentment of (and at times, fierce love for) her mother and attraction to Zozie as a surrogate m...more
While not entirely necessary to have read the first one, without having read it, I do not think the reader would have a full idea of the characterization of Vianne and her daughter, Anouk.
This is the story of what happened after Chocolate, and where Vianne goes, and what she is afraid of. It is the story of Anouck growing up, and how she strives to be herself.
It is also the story of how an interloper comes into their lives, intent on something ill and evil, and...more
Coraline is juvenile fiction and The Girl with No Shadow is definately adult fiction, not that it had much that was offensive, but still...
Overall, while I enjoyed this book , I found it hard to swallow tha...more
Πολύ εύκολα, για τα δικά μου δεδομένα, κατάφερε η συγγραφέας να με κάνει να βρεθώ στο χειμωνιάτικο Παρίσι, στη μικρή γειτονιά της Μονμάρτης, παρέα με σοκολατάκια και μάγισσες.
Και καλά οι μάγισσες, μικρές και μεγά...more
Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels; The Evil Seed (1989), Sle...more