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Admittedly a 'Fairy Godbrother' is mentioned in the blurb but in such a way that it could easily be construed as a metaphor. Perhaps someday I'll finish Candy and give it a proper review.
Or perhaps it will rot for all eternity in my pile of unreadable books, never to be touched again. I know which is more likely. May 03, Char rated it really liked it Shelves: It did take a few chapters to get going as the author found her stride with the plot though. I've decided to forgive her though as this is her debut novel and there are bound to be a few teething issues. The plot isn't too serious and is a bit far-fetched but I liked that. It was a nice escape from the more serious YA that I've been reading If you can call Mortal Instruments 'serious' that is. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments.
I also really liked the writing style and the fact that I didn't have to put too much energy into reading it. I loved all the characters. I'm going to start out with my personal stand out character: Pirate, Candy's best friend, crazy person and legend. She's easily one of my favourite characters of the year. Moving on to the MC Candy, I enjoyed being in her head, she was funny without trying too hard to be.
There were some scenes where I just had to laugh, even though it was really late at night. I can't move on until I've mentioned the other important character though, Clarence B Major: It's awesome, I never thought I'd see a character called Clarence. Overall this is a quick, fun, easy read. The writing's simple to understand, the pace improves the further in the story you get, the characters are hilarious and I personally adored the plot.
I quickly want to to point out that the joke about Candy feigning lactose intolerancy when people get all cheesy made me smile. It's one of my favourite jokes, I use it all the time. Not that anyone gets it when I do Oct 26, Tegan Tiller rated it did not like it. Mum - do NOT buy this book for your teenage daughter.
Loads of the reviews are by parents who probably love this but you need to know that Lauren Lavender prolly not her real name - who were Kennicky anyways? She's got characters saying "dude Stop! You can tell she doesn't have kids and things were different in her day. First off there's this girl who has a band - she's like 14 but still has a Forever Friends duvet cover and Care Bear curtains - like yeah!
It kind of feels like a Tracey Beaker rip off but there's loads of references put in it to make adult readers smile like film theme tune writers and what not. Its like its made to be read to a child and then there's something in it for the Hipster mum reading it to little Hermione to enjoy too. I realised also its as if like that Lauren has got this inner child and just wanted to dick about writing about her own fantasy come back to that.
Aug 31, BlackroseBlackheart rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I liked this book alot, since it wasn't only about a girl finding her own place in the world not that this wasn't good , but also about music.
See, i am a complete music freak. I play the guitar, the violin, the piano, and i'm hoping to!
And i could relate to Candy about how she could feel the music inside her, and how it felt to her like she was destined for som Candypop 1 - Candy and the Broken Biscuits by Lauren Laverne My rating: And i could relate to Candy about how she could feel the music inside her, and how it felt to her like she was destined for something more. I absolutely loved Clarence's outrageous characterI sometimes felt that the book was slowing down at parts, but the overall effect of the writing and the unexpected ending really made it enjoyable for me and i kinda knew all along that Dan wasn't what he seemed!
All in all, it's an enjoyable read.
Jul 22, Gina rated it liked it Shelves: This is a very sweet, endearing book about a young girl struggling with the typical teenage issues. It had a nice, unexpected supernatural element which I thought was interesting, and set it apart from most other books if its genre. I had worried that it'd follow the Georgia Nicholson formula a little too closely, but I couldn't be more wrong. True, the hurdles Candy has to overcome aren't far removed from the Angus Things series, but that's becaue they're the things girls face.
The emphasis on This is a very sweet, endearing book about a young girl struggling with the typical teenage issues. The emphasis on music was fantastic, and testament to the encyclopaedic tastes of the fabulous Lauren Laverne. There aren't enough books and TV shows around at the moment that encourage young girls to listen to music they love, rather than what ITV tells them they should like, and for that I think the book should be applauded.
True, it was clear where the story was going toward the end save for one huge twist but then, I am nearly ten years older than the heroine an utterly terrifying thought. Overall, a good book, and one which I'd encourage my future daughters to read, if not women my own age. This book was amazing and it is a good book for a summer read I think. The plot of this book was just wow the whole story got you wondering and the authors writing that she used in the writing was superb.
I loved this book and I think there should be another one and I would go out and buy it right away. Jul 01, Tasha added it.
Not one of my favourite books, but there are funny parts: Mar 13, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent debut - look foward to the sequel. May 13, Liliebook rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 27, Kate rated it it was amazing. Mar 12, Jessica rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: