Candy

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 364 pages
185 Reviews
Kevin Brooks, one of today's most critically acclaimed YA voices, delivers another thrilling story about a boy, a girl, and a love worth fighting for.

When Joe meets Candy, it seems like a regular boy-meets-girl scenario. They chat over coffee, she gives him her number, and he writes her a song. But then Joe is drawn into Candy's world --- a world of drugs, violence, and desperation. As the dark truth about Candy's life emerges, Joe finds himself facing real danger at every twist and turn. Soon Joe's conflicting emotions begin to mirror Candy's, and he understands that falling in love just might be worth the struggle. This intoxicating tale of heartache, danger, and hope will enthrall teen readers.

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It was good, till the ending. - Goodreads
The ending made me cry. - Goodreads
very good story plot. - Goodreads
I wish the ending had been less vague.. - Goodreads
Candy is a love story. - Goodreads
I found the ending to be bland..just sort of ended. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sage Westbrook - Goodreads

"Candy" by Kevin Brooks was a really twisted and addicting book. I chose this book because I found interest in the plot. A boy meets a girl who seems just so perfect and beautiful, but the ugly truth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Hennion - Goodreads

I encountered this book in a 2nd and Charles while helping my ten year old try to find a book for himself. At first, between the cover and the synopsis, I thought: "oh, someone must have misplaced ... Read full review