The Candy Smash by Jacqueline Davies. A Lemonade War Book.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: January 2013
List Price: $15.99
Review: Are you the kind of person who dives right into an amazing book about Valentine's Day and love? Well, if so, The Candy Smash by Jacqueline Davies is the book for you! As you are reading you will witness the secrets unveil in Mrs. Overton's class about love with the help of Jessie and Evan Treski.
Jessie and Evan Treski are brother and sister and in Mrs. Overton's class together. Jessie writes the newspaper for class 4-O, and she wants to create a blockbuster newspaper in time for Valentines Day. But when Jessie starts breaking rules and taking things people want to be kept as secrets, for example a love poem Evan has written for someone things get out of hand! In the new edition of The 4-O Forum Jessie will be spilling secrets about who likes who, along with poems that people have written. Lastly, the new edition will reveal the person who puts the mysterious candy hearts in their desks. Who will it be?
The Candy Smash has original characters that made me want to keep reading. It is an educational book, but is also exciting! At the beginning of each chapter the author writes the definition of a poetry term, but the author also puts in some pictures so you can imagine what is going on in the story! This book is appropriate for all audiences but, someone who has a crush will probably appreciate the well-developed ideas of this outstanding book! For someone who is having trouble with a crush, or is being teased for liking someone they will be able to relate to this story better, and may even learn how to deal with it. The Candy Smash deserves five stars because the writing style is lively and full of action, which will make you want to keep reading!
Review written by Katie (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of The Candy Smash for this review.
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