“Candyfloss,” by Jacqueline Wilson

“Candyfloss,” by Jacqueline Wilson is a touching story about a young girl who chooses to stay with her father at his greasy spoon cafe while her mother lives in Australia for six months with her new husband.

Flossie loves both of her parents but since their separation she has been staying with her mother. She enjoys visiting her father Charlie on the weekends at his small and not very popular cafe. He feeds her his famous chip butties, sandwiches made with French fries, and takes her to the local carnival.

But when Flossie's mother announces that the family is moving to Australia for six months so that Flossie's stepfather can work at a new branch opening there, Flossie's quickly realizes that it will prevent her weekend visits with her real Dad. So Flossie makes an important decision. She will live with her father for six months rather than going to Australia with her Mom. Needless to say, Flossie's mother feels both angry and sad because Flossie doesn't want to come with them, but she lets her stay with her father.

Charlie does it his best to make things comfortable for his daughter, but unlike Flossie's new stepfather he isn't a successful businessman. When his cafe goes broke and is repossessed by creditors, Flossie and her father have to find a new place to live. At the same time Flossie has to deal with the fact that her popular best friend Rhiannon has found new friends and has started teasing her. But Flossie is sure that she and her father can make things work.

“Candyfloss” is fun to read and is sure to appeal to many young girls. Although the book has a decidedly British flavor, Jacqueline Wilson does a good job in explaining terms and jargon that might otherwise be misunderstood. I enjoyed the characters in “Candyfloss.” It is interesting to compare the British children of Jacqueline Wilson's creation with their American counterparts molded by such authors as Andrew Clements. “Candyfloss” is a book that young girls worldwide are sure to enjoy reading.

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Inkweaver Review 2009-03-10T11:45:00-05:00

35 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I am one of those girls that you would not normally see reading a book, but when my friend recommended the book Candyfloss I accepted her offer and began reading. Once I did I could not put it down. I am so glad my friend recommended this book. And It is a good thing that I read too because know I am doing a book report on it. Candyfloss has to be the best book I have ever read in my life!

NathanKP said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts on "Candyfloss."

Nathan

Anonymous said...

I dont really like reading but when i saw candyfloss on a shelf i just had to buy it. I kept reading it over and over all summer it was just so exiting. I still cant put it down now. I'm glad i read candyfloss because i have started getting into other books now but candyfloss is still my favourite... by far !

NathanKP said...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm glad that you enjoyed "Candyfloss".

Nathan

Anonymous said...

i love reading its one of my favorite hobbies when i saw the book candyfloss i couldn't put the book down it was so awesome and cool its still one of my favorites

Anonymous said...

I love Candyfloss. Actually I am reading it right now !

Its a fabulously heart warming book(as all Jaqueline Wilson's books are.....

Anonymous said...

cool I just borrowed it in my school library. Can't wait

Anonymous said...

im the same person above. Forgot to say how much i like hher books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

how many pages in the book? (im still the same person)

Anonymous said...

i love candyfloss. when we got it in our school library every single person wanted to read it.
i did a book report on it and i got and A!
it is the best book i have ever read

Anonymous said...

Candyfloss is the best book ever!!!;D

Anonymous said...

you know what? cady floss MUST be the absolute best book ever!!! jackie is such an awesome author

Anonymous said...

where is it based in the beggining

Anonymous said...

wow i have read it 2 times

Anonymous said...

How many pages are there? but i really enjoyed the book!

Anonymous said...

loved it

Anonymous said...

Candyfloss is a book full of adventures to tell you the truth it felt so really, i don't have time to read books because of school and life now but when i saw the book candyfloss it kind of striked me as the cover of the book is quite intring that it makes you want the book also after i started reading i coudnl't put the book down its my favourite jaqueline wilson book, i read it probably 23 times or maybe even more i got my own original poster of candfloss cover in room with J.W sign on it

Anonymous said...

I am getting Candy Floss today from the mall. I am looking forward to reading it.

Anonymous said...

O M G.
Last eppisode of TOWIE tonight :'(
I LOVE Joey essex + sam,
I LOVE Mark + Arg
I LOVE Harry + Amy.
Lots of love xx

Anonymous said...

how does it finishh helpp

Anonymous said...

I thought it was one of the best reads i've ever read. loved the characters! floss is so sweet! absolutely loved it! 10/10!

Anonymous said...

Loved it!!!

Anonymous said...

ugh im so annoyed i read a little bit of this book in my friend's house and didn't finish it. i'm trying to find it in our school library but the school doesn't have it. :(

Anonymous said...

i thought the book was amasing and i would read it again i am a big fan of you

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this book i dont usually enjoy reading however when i picked up the book i couldnt put it down,great review hitting the exact story points well done i love Jaqueline Wilson

From a reader at St Marys&St Benedict School.

Anonymous said...

YEAH I KNOWWW:'(

TOWIE is like the best programme ever snm.......

I <3 IT SO MUCH

but tbh it aint the same without amy+markk<3xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I LOVED Candyfloss. It is my favourite book! I have read it over and over again. I recomend it to EVERY ONE

Anonymous said...

Whos ur fav character?? and why?? ;)

Anonymous said...

Whats the moral\message of the story?
(hommeewwworkk :( )
if anyone could help me
it would be much appreciated :)

aisha Kanwal said...

i really love this book

aisha Kanwal said...

tis book is amazing love it !!! and Jacqueline is a really good author

Anonymous said...

hi im doing a book review on it as well, i totally agree it is a fabulous book and worth reading!!!!

Anonymous said...

good book review! this book is sooo good its one of my favorites

Anonymous said...

I really liked this book too!

Anonymous said...

I know its a bit late but we have been doing book reviews lately in English and I picked Candyfloss, I feel it is an amazing book and absolutely wonderul to read. I hope that if somebody has read this book they have loved it. I think this is a great book along with her other books, once i started reading this book i could not take my eyes off of it! Glad to hear you and others have enjoyed it too, but by the way, what does 'The only way is Essex' have to do with it? Thank you.

Abigail.