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Candy and the Broken Biscuits (Candypop, Book 1) Paperback – 27 May 2010
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About the Author
Lauren first came into the spotlight as a singer in the cult indie group Kenickie, later moving into broadcasting, presenting shows such as CD:UK, The Culture Show, The Brits and Glastonbury. She has interviewed everyone from Sir Paul McCartney, U2 and Madonna to Dizzee Rascal and Little Boots. After encouragement from her husband of four years (who said "you're an excellent speller") Lauren recently began writing again. She is a Grazia columnist and has also written for the Guardian.
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I liked it until I was surprised by a fairy flying out of a guitar. That threw me a little bit and I nearly gave up then.
I did carry on then and found it to be entertaining and a fun if a little light. There are some things that don't ring true at all (like the whole Glasto bit and just being able to turn up and play) but then again I guess they are not supposed to in a book with a enchanted guitar.
So still confused.
It's a good read and I do have a taste for Candy now so roll on next summer.
On the other hand, there were also a tonne of moments where I really liked Candy Caine (why is it that teen writers think we'll somehow 'empathise with a character more' if they have a really bizarre name?!) and the fact that she, like me, has the dream of wanting to play at Glastonbury, made me look past some of other stuff which didn't really go for me. So everything is going well. Candy has just been given her first guitar, and Laverne does a fab job of decribing exactly how I felt when I picked up MY first guitar. I begin to really like Lavernes heroine....
... and then a leprachaun magically jumps OUT of the guitar and tells Candy that it can make all her dreams come true.
Yeh, that might have been the moment I kinda gave up on it. I was actually pretty dissapointed because it looked so promising and then for some random reason, an annoying fairy starts dictating the plot. I can't help but wonder what Laverne was thinking when she added in THAT little twist. I've also noticed that while the average reviewer gave this book 5 stars, a LOT of these were by parents of the kids who read them. Having told my parents I thought the book was good (since it was a present and all), I wouldn't trust these opinions that much.
All in all, I would say that this is a good book for under 10's but deffinately not for the older, teenage audience I think it was intended for. Personally, I think Lauren should stick to her day job and if she does decide to write another: STICK TO THE MUSIC. No more fairies, thank you.
Candy Caine is a brill character, a bit of a misfit, and there are some very funny/awkward boy moments that make you feel embarrassed for her! Most of all you feel like you could know her, she's very real and I can really relate to her wanting to get out of her town and get onto bigger things.
Can't wait for the next book!!
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