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.