Reader Reviewed Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie by Cathy Cassidy

Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

Written by Cathy Cassidy
Part of the Chocolate Box Girls Series

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June 2015 Book of the Month Fortune Cookie is a typically sweet, soulful story from the excellent Cathy Cassidy. There’s a surprise in store for the Tanberry sisters. Staying with their father in Australia, Honey discovered the existence of a half-brother they never knew they had. Impulsive as always, she wrote to the boy, and invited him to come and stay. Jake, nickname Cookie, is in trouble at home and uses the train ticket she sent to escape his problems. We see all the sisters through his eyes, and his presence helps bring about a reconciliation between Honey and Cherry at last. There’s a definite fairy tale ending to the series and the girls – happier, more tolerant, easier in themselves – deserve it. It will warm readers’ hearts. ~ Andrea Reece

***And all Cathy fans will love The Chocolate Box Secrets. It's a delicious scrapbook of fun, creative ideas from the Chocolate Box Girls.

Make your own vintage style top or try some of the recipes and there are some cool ideas to make your sleepovers really fun!

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series Cherry Crush.  You can read their full reviews here.

  • Sidney Greenslade, age 11 - 'Cherry Crush is the gripping story of Cherry, a girl with a new life, new home, new sisters and a new, dangerous friendship – a fantastic read!'
  • Ella, age 9 - 'Brilliant! The characters were great and it was really well written - I can't wait to read the rest of the series.'
  • Rebekah, age 12 - 'I like this book a lot and it is one of the best books I've read in a long time.'
  • Jenny Bridgeman, age 9 - 'I enjoyed the book so much I borrowed the next book 'Summer Dream' from the library.'
  • Charlotte Rosevear, age 11 - 'I think that this book is amazing... I recommend this book to anyone.'
  • Bethany Urquhart, age 8 - 'an exciting family adventure...The book has a cliff hanger end and makes you want to read the other books in the series.'
  • Bella Perez, age 9 - 'I love that they have some recipes and a quiz at the back of the book.'


Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie by Cathy Cassidy

As if the bombshell that he had three half-sisters wasn't enough, Jake's life in London is turning into a nightmare. He has nowhere to run - except for maybe his new family in Somerset...But Jake knows next to nothing about the Tanberrys. Will he be welcome there? And even if he is, can anyone really help him turn things around?

You can find videos of all the Tanberry sisters on Cathy Cassidy TV!

The Chocolate Box Girls series:

Cherry Crush

Marshmallow Skye

Summer's Dream

Coco Caramel

Sweet Honey

Fortune Cookie


Praise for Cathy's books:

'Touching, tender and unforgettable. Guardian

A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans Irish Independent

About the Author

Cathy Cassidy

"I was born in 1962 in Coventry (scarily ancient, I know). I wrote my first picture book for my little brother when I was eight or nine. I loved making comics, too - pages and pages of picture stories, features and competitions. I'd sell my homemade comic to a friend for 5p, then claim it back and sell it again to someone else; they didn't have photocopiers back then!"

Cathy has been writing fabulous stories ever since. Her books have sold over one million copies in the UK alone. She is the bestselling author of Dizzy, Driftwood, Indigo Blue, Scarlett, Sundae Girl, Lucky Star, Gingersnaps and Angel Cake. The Chocolate Box Girls is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate.

Cathy Cassidy is Puffin's top-selling author for girls. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine named after Jacqueline Wilson. Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers in 2012. She has twice won the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award. Cathy lives with her husband, two teenage children, two dogs, two cats and a rabbit.

Photo credit: Louise Llewelyn

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015




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