Book Reviews of Candy and Me (A Love Story)

Candy and Me (A Love Story)
Candy and Me - A Love Story
Author: Hilary Liftin
ISBN-13: 9780743245739
ISBN-10: 0743245733
Publication Date: 6/3/2003
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Really enjoyed this book..could relate as I have had my own love affair with candy over the years!
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Helpful Score: 3
Amusing telling of the author's addiction to sugar - this is her personal story.
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This was cute. Liftin's memoir of her life is centered around all things candy. Candy Corn, Jellybeans, Snickers, Junior Mints, Bottlecaps, Skittles, Circus Peanuts, Taffy, Twizzlers, Necco Wafers, and Starburst--all of these and more have played a prominent role in her life. She flashes back to her life beginning with Bubble Burgers on through to Meltaways. Each candy reminds her of a specific time or event in her life. As she grows up and eventually falls in love, candy is slowly replaced by more important human interactions; but it never disappears. This girl is serious about her candy.

It was cute, but not terribly terrific. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars, sometimes rounded up to three. Maybe because I've never really been into a lot of sweets (Liftin's Halloween candy was gone the next day--mine was still lurking around at Easter), it didn't really "get" me. In fact, there were sometimes that I felt a little sick just reading about the amount of sugar she ingested. But it is a cute memoir, written in a unique way. Super-fast read.