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Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

Written by Cathy Cassidy

Part of the Chocolate Box Girls Series

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LoveReading View on Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

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!

Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie Synopsis

After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sisters' newly discovered half-brother...Jake Cooke has just had the surprise of his life. He's got four half-sisters that he never knew existed. When Jake's talent for trouble causes chaos at home, he runs away to meet his new family. Life in a rundown flat in Chinatown is a far cry from Tanglewood, where the days are filled with beach parties and chocolate festivals. It's already starting to feel like home. But Jake's about to realize he can only escape his future for so long. However far you go, you can't outrun destiny...

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: Fortune Cookie 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 Press Reviews

Praise for Cathy's books:

'Touching, tender and unforgettable.' Guardian

'A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans' Irish Independent

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141351858
Publication date: 04/02/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141351834
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141351858
Publication date: 4th February 2016
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: 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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