Mini Book Review // Candy - Kevin Brooks

Late last year, I found this book in my Amazon basket. Not knowing why, but knowing there must be some reason, I added it to my cart and it came home with me. An easy read, I powered through it in a couple of evenings.

"Joe is hooked from the moment he sees Candy. What is it that catches his eye? Is it her hair, her smile, or just the way that she's standing? When they chat over coffee, there's an instant attraction, but can love ever be this sweet?
As the bitter truth about Candy's dangerous world emerges, Joe must decide if love and hope are worth fighting for."

While Candy is an easy read, it also deals with a number of issues. It follows the story of Joe, a young musician, who meets Candy, a runaway with baggage. Billed as a young adult book, it combines a love affair, single parent families, drug addiction, obsession and prostitution to provide a truly captivating read. In fact, Candy's drug addiction mirrors the obsessive love that Joe feels for her. And while I won't spoil the ending, it certainly wasn't what I was expecting, and left me wanting more.

Candy is perfect to stash in your bag for a weekend away or a trip to the sun, if you want more than your average chick lit. Don't bother bringing it to a brothel, I hear they're too dimly lit.


  1. I love thinking about all the positives in life :) Great post.


  2. Another book to add to the tbr list! X