Title: The Candymakers
Author: Wendy Mass
Published: October 5th, 2010
In Spring Haven, four children have been chosen to compete in a National Candy-Making Contest.
Logan: The Candymaker's son who lives at the "Life Is Sweet" candy factory. Logan is kind and helpful, and has a special gift for detecting every ingredient in a food just from tasting it. However, he is very poor at measurement, and other math and school skills that would be required to make candy. Logan also has numerous pink scars running down his face and arms that attract a lot of attention from others, although he seems oblivious to it.
Miles: Miles a strange bookworm of a child who is what you would call... scarred for life. After witnessing an accident, Miles claims that he's allergic to rowboats and the color pink. But there has to be some explanation as to why he's acting this way, unless he's crazy.
Daisy: A happy and cheerful girl that has bright blond hair and the strength of two bodybuilders. She is constantly carrying and reading a book that is called "Love's Last Dance,". Daisy appears to have an unclear background, and seems to resent Philip's presence.
Philip: Philip is a stern and orderly boy who seems to find no happiness or absolute joy in life, and is quite cruel to his fellow contestants. However, it's possible that Philip's shallow and sarcastic behavior is just a wall, and he's hiding something...
This book was LONG, around 450 pages, and VERY exciting. There were twists, turns, and parts that really got you thinking about the person standing next to you at the bus stop.
Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone loves adventure/mystery, or really long books. It's a good book for kids, although some parts may be a little confusing.
The only complaint I'd have for this book is that sometimes the book was a little repetitive, and you'll understand what I'm talking about once you've read the book, or at least part of it.
This book has earned 4 1/2 out of 5 stars from CRK!