The Candy Darlings

The Candy Darlings

Book - 2007
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A girl, grieving for her dead mother and emotionally detached from her father, becomes fast friends with a mysterious classmate who constantly eats sweets as the two of them battle the vicious popular girls at school and listen to the stories of an elderly patient at the hospital where they volunteer.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group (Canada), 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780143056218
0143056212
Branch Call Number: YA PB Walde 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 310 p

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DareMolly2
Nov 02, 2010

I lov this book, so many things happen here, that this is kind of like a discovering yourself story. By telling someone elses story, the girl ends up telling her own.

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veravincit
Oct 24, 2010

"She turned the world into one of stories- candy-coated, candy-coloured, sweet and raw and square and round-composing words I would consume and devour, take whole inside my mouth and suck down into nothing..." (Christine Walde, The Candy Darlings)

This book is anything for anyone. Beautifully composed of poetic descriptions, the true meaning of the book depends on what you want it to be. It begins with a girl who lost her mother, and promises herself to her mother that she would never eat candy again. But when she moves to a new town, she meets Megan, a girl with a head full of twisted stories, and a pocket full of candy. The girl listens to Megan's stories, candy stories, to try and figure out what Megan is hiding in herself, but ends up discovering her own story.

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