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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Written by Cathy Cassidy

Part of the Chocolate Box Girls Series

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LoveReading View on Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014  Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies off to live with her dad in Australia. After all her troubles at home, Honey is determined to make a new start. She’s thrilled to meet her dad at the airport and impressed by the fancy house he lives in with his partner Emma. Honey starts a new school and even makes new friends. Is this all going to be better than her life before? Disaster strikes Honey when she makes a bad mistake about an online friend. Soon someone is spreading terrible things about her all over the internet. Does she really know who Riley is? And at home, she soon realises that her father is not quite the good guy she had imagined; she learns a dangerous secret about him which she will not let go lightly. Honey returns to Tanglewood wiser and more experienced.

***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!

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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey Synopsis

This is the next instalment in the addictive Chocolate Box Girls series and sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye, Summer's Dream and Coco Caramel. Honey is going to live with her dad in Australia. Determined to make a fresh start, she couldn't be further away from the tough times at Tanglewood. Her new life is a dream come true - until school begins. The girls are different from Honey's friends in England and the only person who seems to understand her is the cute boy from the beach she's chatting to online. But when he, the girls at school and even her dad start breaking promises, who can she trust? All alone on the other side of the world, Honey's past is about to catch up with her...

A message from the author:  Of all the sisters in the Chocolate Box Girls series, Honey is the one who fascinates me the most. Is she mean, manipulative and out of control or is there a lost, broken little girl hidden away behind the tough-kid mask? The more I wrote, the more certain I was that it was the latter. Sent to stay with her dad in Australia, Honey is trying hard to turn over a new leaf. Her new life in the sun isn’t quite what she expected, but it has some bright points: new friends Bennie and Tara, surf boy Riley and cool, kind cafe boy Ash. But can Honey really trust her new friends? When things begin to unravel and she finds herself in the middle of a nightmare, who can she turn to?
Sweet Honey is a story of new beginnings, of friendship, trust and falling in love . . . but also a story of cyber-bullying, stalking and falling apart.  Sometimes, you have to let go of the past to move on, to fall to pieces before you can begin putting yourself back together. And, sometimes, a family can hide a secret that changes everything.

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

 

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey 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 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 >

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey Press Reviews

All the teenage humours of romance, jealousy, friendship and sorrow rage freely in this brilliantly observed story of contemporary life. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids.co.uk

Praise for Cathy's books:

Touching, tender and unforgettable. The Guardian

A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans Irish Independent

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141341637
Publication date: 05/02/2015
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141357829
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141341637
Publication date: 5th February 2015
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About 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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