Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Summer of Cotton Candy

Hello!  This is my first post on the Teen Reading Room blog.  I am here to give book reviews on the latest books I have read and what books I would suggest to you.  Recently I finished a book called The Summer of Cotton Candy.  This is a series book written by Debbie Viguié.   I thought this book was fantastic!   Debbie Viguié has been writing all of her life and holds a degree in creative writing from U.C Davis.   Debbie has worked at Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland in California.  She loves going to theme parks and that explains why she wrote the series about a theme park!  Here's a little summary about the book:  Most people think The Zone is an amusement park but Candace Thompson (Candy) knows it's really a slave labor camp.   What else would you call a summer job that requires a sixteen-year-old girl to set aside her social life and for the privilege of standing out in the burning sun selling sticky cotton candy?  Still there are perks- like the mysterious dude in the Lone Ranger costume.  Behind the mask is the most wonderful eyes Candy has ever seen!  Who is this guy, she keeps wondering?  But someone else is just as interested.  And the romantic competition is not the only problem.  The Zone is eating up major time.  Like now she doesn't have time for church.  Worse yet, will she lose her best friend Tamara, who is clearly upset that they can never have fun like they used to anymore?  This is totally not the summer Candy was looking forward to.   Will Candy ever enjoy being at The Zone?  I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes teen fiction.

Alyssa :D


  1. I'm not into reading teen fiction but I really liked the enthusiastic write up you did. You make it sound so interesting and gave nice background on the author as well. Nice job, Alyssa!! :-)