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Author: Kevin Brooks
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. Soo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439683289
ISBN-10: 0439683289
Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Push
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Candy on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Candy is addictive. It's one of those books you can't put down. I'd recomend it to anyone, though it's one of the more mature books on my list, and I wouldn't give it to kids under twelve.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! Kept me wanting to read so what happened next.
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dezzy723 avatar reviewed Candy on + 2 more book reviews
Totally good book! Had me caught up in it from the start. Even when I couldn't read I couldn't help but think about what was happening in the book. Worrying about characters or about what would happen. It had me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Ending left a bit to be desired but overall the book rocked! :)
tiffanyak avatar reviewed Candy on + 215 more book reviews
I didn't absolutely love it, but as I read it I did get quickly drawn into the story. It's a powerful story about a fairly innocent teen boy who develops an attachment to a girl he meets, and as a result finds himself pulled deeply into an underground world that he doesn't know or understand anything about. Told with a sense of realism and in a gradually darkening style that pulls you in the same way Joe (the main character) gets pulled into a far darker reality than any he has previously faced, you probably won't be able to stop reading it until you're done, if only because you will want to know how it ends.

Not one of my favorites, but definitely worth reading if you're into the genre.
WriterCLKelly avatar reviewed Candy on
I thoroughly enjoyed this gritty novel. THe ending while not in depth was very satisfactory.