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The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
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Feb 14, 2012

really liked it
Read in December, 2011

Adorable offering by Wendy Mass, who is becoming one of my favorite authors for the upper elementary age group.

Mixing a bit of the current cooking contests craze (such as Cupcake Wars, and Food Network Challenge) minus the TV aspect, and a smidge of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a whole lot of warmth and humor Wendy Mass has created a charming tale of competition, teamwork, varied personalities, and friendship.

I really liked the complexity of the four main characters. Told from all four points of view (always in third person) we see the story unfold in a fairly unique way. I really appreciated the third person narration. So many stories that are written from different view points are told in first person without enough difference in the voice of the character to distinguish who's turn it is to tell their story. This was a refreshing change. We still got each point of view and perspective, but always told in the same voice by the narrator.

This is definitely on my "to read again" list.
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