Tween Tuesday

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase By Wendy Mass

This is a sequel to the 2010 book The Candymakers.

This is the description from NetGalley:

It has been a few months since the Harmonicandy was chosen as the winner of the nationwide candy making contest. Forever changed by the experience, Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their regular lives. But when presented with the chance to go on tour to promote the new candy, they each have very different reasons for hitting the road.
The stakes are a lot higher than they thought, however, and a decades-old secret is revealed. In this action-packed adventure, the four friends embark on a journey full of hidden treasures, imaginary worlds, rivers of light, a map of awe, a sky of many colors, and one very small cat who thinks he’s a dog.
And candy.
LOTS and LOTS of candy.
They’ve already learned to trust one another. Now they’ll have to trust themselves in order to face what lies ahead and save what really matters.

I thought I had read the first book when it came out, but as I got into this one, I realized I hadn’t.  It didn’t spoil this one for me though.  I was able to follow the relationships between the children and the adults in their lives without the back story.  There were several mysteries that needed to be solved and the children managed themselves quite well.  Wendy Mass has created a nice story about a group of friends from very different backgrounds, but who care about each other and support each other through thick and thin.  The ending made it sound like there is not going to be another book, but we can always keep our fingers crossed that there will be.


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