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The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

The Candy Shop War (edition 2009)

by Brandon Mull

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Title:The Candy Shop War
Authors:Brandon Mull
Info:Shadow Mountain (2009), Paperback, 416 pages
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The Candy Shop War is a 368 page book about a boy named Nate Sutter and his friends. One day after school, Nate and his friends, Summer, Pigeon, and Trevor walked into a new candy store. The owner of the store, Ms. White, offers magical candy in exchange for completing her tasks.

As the days pass, she tells them to wipe out the memory of an innocent ice cream man. She gives them another magical candy(called clean Slate) you insert in a drink that dissolves instantly, and when drank clears the memory of the victim. The group of friends pretend to go with the plan, but instead they warn him about Ms. White. Mr. Scott, the ice cream man, is another magician like Ms. White who tells the group that Ms. White is after the fountain of youth.

Mr. Scott gives Nate and his friends different magical candy to try to stop Ms. White. Ms. White succeeds in getting the fountain of youth, but before she drinks it, Trevor puts the clean slate intended for Mr. Scott in the fountain of youth goblet. Ms. White drinks the liquid in the goblet and becomes young again, knowing nothing about her past. Mr. Scott then raises Young Belinda(Ms. White) like a daughter.

I enjoyed this book because it was an exciting story with lots of action. The author had a good story line that included some of the troubles in middle school. ( )
  ConnerE.B2 | Mar 22, 2019 |
Really enjoyed! ( )
  EdenSteffey | Mar 14, 2018 |
I was reading this with my ten year old and it got to scary for her, so we had to stop. But I skimmed the rest of the book and it seems like it would be fine for kids who like their fantasies a little scarier. There is quite a bit of violence, and also, Mrs. White, the candy shop owner, turns out to be murderous and manipulating. While she tells the children early in the book that she would never give drugs to children, her candy works pretty much as a drug. Similar in disturbance level to the Harry Potter series, but without the adult "savior" figures. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
I absolutly love brandon mull he is so creative and so abstract who has ever heard of a war over candy? Loved it! ( )
  Brinlie.Jill.Searle | Nov 22, 2016 |
Four young friends, Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon, are befriended by Belinda White, the owner of a new candy shop on Main Street. However, the gray- haired, grandmotherly Mrs. White is not an ordinary candy maker. Her confections have magical side effects.
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
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Leaving the door open an inch for sequels, he dishes up a crowd-pleaser as delicious--if not so weird--as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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What if there were a place where you could get magical candy? Moon rocks that made you feel weightless. Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable. Or candy that gave animals temporary human intelligence and communication skills. (Imagine what your pet would say!) Four young friends, Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon, are befriended by Belinda White, the owner of a new candy shop on Main Street. However, the gray-haired, grandmotherly Mrs. White is not an ordinary candy maker. Her confections have magical side effects. Purposefully, she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt. Diablo Elementary School. However, Mrs. White is not the only magician in town in search of the ancient artifact rumored to be a fountain of youth. She is aware that Mr. Stott, the not-so-ordinary ice cream truck driver, has a few tricks of his own.

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When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

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