Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review of 'The Candymakers' By Wendy Mass

      The Candymakers is one of my favorite books. It tells the story of four children who take a tour of their local candy factory, and then compete to create a new candy which will be reproduced and shipped around the world.
      Their are five parts, each from a different point of view. The last of these five is told from the same point of view as Part 1. Each of the characters is very different from the others. There is the candymaker's son, Logan, and there is Miles who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink, Daisy who lifts a fifty pound lump of taffy as if it is as light as a feather, and Philip, who is always scribbling in a secret notebook.
      This could be considered a mystery, except it is the type of mystery where you don't actually know what the mystery was until it is solved. This is easily a children's book, not in the least scary for young children. They would enjoy this story, as I currently do.
      I really enjoyed reading from each point of view. Each one solves mini mysteries that you had wondered about while reading other views. As soon as one mystery is solved, another will immediately present itself, so your curiosity continues.
      Great books for candy lovers, children, teens, and even adults looking for a fun, quick read! If you read this, I would love to know your thoughts!


  1. Oh, I DO love the Candymakers. It is a good read for any age. I agree with you, reading from a different point of view in each section is exciting. Thanks for reviewing one of my favorite books!

  2. Would it be good for a fourth grader? Can you please come and teach my class to write a book report! ;)

  3. This would be a fantastic book for fourth graders! It is a long book, 453 pages long, but a good story and the length wouldn't be too large a problem. :)

  4. Thanks for the review. Since I like candy and mysteries, I think I
    need to read this one.

  5. Candy and mysteries? That seems like a good combo :)