The Candy Shop War (The Candy Shop War #1)
Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe, where the confections are bit on the . . . unusual side. Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise. Four young friendsNate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeonmeet the grandmotherly Mrs. White, owner of the Sweet Tooth, and soon learn about th...more
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I loved the Fablehaven series. Candy Shop War is not quite as good ...more
So why only three stars? Well, because even though the writing would normally cause me to give this book four stars, I yanked a star off for the race is ...more
I didn't gel as well with the characters; Nate and Trevor seemed pretty much the same and Summer was flat as well. Pidge had some roundness to him, but there wasn't much character development.
The plot was a little slow at times; most of the book lacked a ...more
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was decent. The narrator was fine and easy to listen to.
Nate has just moved to a new town with his parents and ...more
The book was not all fun and games, however. It definitely had its darker side as well as it dealt with such serious issues as bullying, young kids carrying out illegal activities ...more
Author: Brandon Mull
This book is intended to teenagers/young adults. The main issue of the story is get to know people before doing things for them. This book is taken place mostly at the candy shop. It wouldn't be the same if it was taken place at the candy shop. The main character is Nate he was a new boy that had just moved in. He meets 3 new friends Summer, Trevor and Pigeon. And of course Mrs. White the owner of the Candy shop (Sweet Tooth). Summary: This book starts off with Nate ...more
This b ...more
Only thing: boy those 10yro were pretty sophisticated. I h ave a really smart, funny 10yro myself, but where I think he would act as amart as those kids, I still don't see him speaking that way. Of course, who would want to read a book with real yro conversation.
Moral of the story: "Don't take candy from strange ...more
The intrigue in the book is present even from the introduction, leaving the reader trying to guess for most of the book who is a "good guy" and who is a "bad guy". The finale is a (spoiler!) time-travel sequence reminiscent of Harry Potter 3, but (dare ...more
It was a good read though. I'd read it before handing it over to your kids though just to make sure you're okay with it.
Fun book with believable young and old characters, loads of action, and a totally inventive plot!
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I left my battle-ax in my other jeans,” the man said.”
“Does your mother call you Pigeon?”
“Then to me you are Paul.”
“Nathan Sutter,” the teacher read.
“My mother never calls me Nathan.”
“Is it Nate?”
“She calls me Honeylips.”