The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 2013
List Price: $16.99
Review: Have you ever had magic chocolate that can make you live forever? In the book the Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop, written by Kate Saunders, that's what the evil gang wants. It's up to Oz, Lily, Caydon, Demerara (a talking cat), and Spike (a talking rat) to protect the chocolate, and keep the evil gang from changing chocolate forever!
When Oz and Lily move into a new house over summer vacation, helping a government agency was the last thing they expected. They realize that there's a new event around every turn. They learn secrets that not even their parents know about. Eventually they discover the three uncles who were the magic chocolate makers. But, one became evil and killed his brothers with the intention of taking over the world - or at least, he does at first. Oz and Lily get help from a boy named Caydon. Even though Caydon doesn't know how he could help, Demerara knows he was useful. But as the adventure goes, on everyone realizes that they have an important part in the mission, even if they didn't think so at first.
I really liked The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop. Once you think that the problems have been solved and everything is better, another problem comes out of nowhere. This book held my interest the whole time I was reading, not once did I feel like the book was getting boring or that I wasn't excited to continue reading, and I never wanted to stop. I recommend this book to girls in 6th and 7th grades. I thought it was cool how this book has different characters like a talking cat and rat, witches, and magic chocolate makers. There aren't many characters like that in most books. I really like Oz and Lily. I like Oz because he's clever, helpful, and confident. I like Lily because she's nice, caring, and helpful. But she also has dyslexia, and that makes things a lot harder for her but she never gives up. I really enjoyed The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop; it's full of adventure. It was very entertaining and fun to read.
Review written by Lindsey (6th grade student).
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