Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection by Cathy Cassidy
  

Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection

Written by Cathy Cassidy

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

December 2015 Book of the Month Cathy Cassidy writes brilliantly observed stories of contemporary teenage life, and the characters in her Chocolate Box Girls series are hugely popular with young readers. Though the series ended with Fortune Cookie, this special collection brings together six satisfying stories about the girls and their extended family, mostly written from the viewpoint of one of the minor characters. There’s a typical Cassidy mix of romance, jealousy and friendship to be enjoyed, and some extra insight to be had into the characters of the girls. Fans of the series will gobble it up, and it will probably send them back to the original books with even more enthusiasm. ~ 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 Chocolate Box series Cherry Crush.  You can read their reviews below.

  • 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!' Read full review >
  • 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.' Read full review >
  • Rebekah, age 12 - 'I like this book a lot and it is one of the best books I've read in a long time.' Read full review >
  • Jenny Bridgeman, age 9 - 'I enjoyed the book so much I borrowed the next book 'Summer Dream' from the library.' Read full review >
  • Charlotte Rosevear, age 11 - 'I think that this book is amazing... I recommend this book to anyone.' Read full review >
  • 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.' Read full review >
  • Bella Perez, age 9 - 'I love that they have some recipes and a quiz at the back of the book.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection by Cathy Cassidy

Dip into the world of the Chocolate Box Girls with this delicious collection of short stories. This fantastic collection includes Cathy Cassidy's four e-shorts, available in print for the very first time and a brand new, never before seen, story. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls!

The Chocolate Box Girls Six fantastic stories, which one will be your favourite?

Bittersweet - Will Honey's cry for help cause trouble for Shay and Cherry?

Chocolates and Flowers - Can Alfie plan the perfect Valentine's Day surprise without breaking Summer's heart?

Hopes and Dreams - Will Jodie finally take a risk and step into the spotlight?

Moon and Stars - Is Finch and Skye's whirlwind romance in trouble?

Snowflakes and Wishes - Caught up in another daring animal rescue, can Lawrie and Coco save the day?

Hearts and Sunsets - Now that Ash's summer of adventure is coming to an end, what does the future hold for him and Honey?

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

Reviews

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

Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK's top-selling children's authors. 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 in Merseyside with her husband, two dogs and a cat. Read more about the author here.

Photo credit: Louise Llewelyn

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Format

Hardback

Author

Cathy Cassidy
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Author's Website

www.cathycassidy.com/

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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th November 2015

ISBN

9780141359083

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