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The Summer of Cotton Candy (A Sweet Seasons Novel) Paperback – May 11, 2008
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I really wish that an amusement park like The Zone existed. It sounds like an awesome place to not only visit but to work as well. The job doesn't sound too hard and the perks are great. I wish this could have been my summer job! I really liked how Candace evolved throughout the story. She starts off dreading everything and wishing she was somewhere else. She sort of self-centered in the beginning with no drive or motivation. As the story continues, she grows up, makes friends, and begins to see her herself as someone with a purpose. Working at the amusement park is chaotic but it's a colorful and exciting ride. I could totally picture the park with the great descriptions the author had made. I could see the costumes, hear the rides, smell the food, and immerse myself in the crowd. The book was a total sensory experience, the next best thing to actually being there. The only thing that irked me was the whole Becca situation.Read more ›
This author really captured my daughter's attention and kept her reading! And that's a tough thing to do with teenaged girls. The characters engaged her right away, and kept her interested through to the last page of this wonderful novel! In fact, not only did my daughter tell me about the book as she read and enjoyed it, she also read to me! Debbie Viquie has a crisp writing style that captures the readers attention to the point that even a teenager doesn't want to put the book down. We can't wait to see the rest of the books in this series.
Assigned to work a cotton candy cart (that is mechanized and unexpectedly takes off at will to zoom to new locations throughout the park), Candace must learn how to deal with rowdy customers, best friend problems, the challenges of holding down a summer job, and, best of all, the joy and pain that comes with having a boyfriend for the very first time (who, by the way, has bright blue eyes and plays Robin Hood at The Zone).
A wholesome and engaging coming of age tale, Cotton Candy shows us a young woman of faith coming to terms with who she is, and who she wants to be in the future, as she grapples with a wealthy best friend who always wants to buy her things, even though she can't return the favor, and a high school dropout boyfriend who is gorgeous but only lives for the moment, although he is bright and talented. Will Candace be who her friends want her to be? Or will she find her own path?
Highly recommended for teen and pre-teen girls, and those who want to remember exactly what it's like to be that age, with all the worries, concerns, and simple pleasures that entails.
Candace Thompson's dad has ordered her to get a summer job and earn money of her own. She gets a job at The Zone, an amusement park where she's a cotton candy operator and salesgirl. Candace starts to make friends at The Zone, including handsome guy who dresses up like the Lone Ranger. She also makes a few enemies. Plus, Candace's best friend, Tamera, who happens to be rich, is upset that Candace doesn't have time for her anymore and is jealous of Candace's new friends. Can Candace learn to balance her new friends with her old? And can she stand up to the enemies she's made at The Zone?
What a fun read! It zipped right by. I loved Candace, and The Zone was so well thought out that it read like its own fantasy world. I can totally imagine going to that theme park! The story was funny in parts, frustrating in parts, and sweet too. I'm curious what's going to happen in Candace's life yet and am going to have to read book two. Recommended!
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I realy enjoyed this book. I feel that the storyline was perfect. I think that they were hoping that alot of teens would read & enjoy this book and I feel they accomplished that. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dan & Crystal
This book was an interesting play on "Disney" in my opinion....there seem to be a few story lines going and it held my attention pretty well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by vivacious Vance
Bought for my 14 year old daughter who says the book is funny and sweet. She liked it a lot.Published 13 months ago by Teresa Ray
I am beyond amazed at the positive reviews this book received. The back cover touts this series as "Light, God-honoring chick lit. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by Bookenstein
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Well, I needed something light and fun read after all my hectic deadline works. Read more
...and didnt get what I had expected. So I'm 17 and wanted to read a fun summer book, so I thought The Summer of Cotton Candy sounded fun and interesting from the summary of the... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Mellisa
it wasn't hat i was expecting not bad just not what i wanted i definitely would recommend it to someone who i know would like itPublished on February 24, 2013 by GLMgrl23