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Read "Candy" by Kevin Brooks available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Kevin Brooks is at the top of his YA game in this. Kevin Brooks is at the top of his YA game in this "provocative, When Joe meets Candy, it seems like a regular boy-meets-girl scenario. Editorial Reviews. freemindakebe.ga Review. Kevin Brooks (Kissing the Rain, Martyn Pig, Lucas) excels at portraying the gritty details of English underclass life, and.


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Editorial Reviews. freemindakebe.ga Review. Kevin Brooks (Kissing the Rain, Martyn Pig, Lucas) Candy - site edition by Kevin Brooks. Download it once and. Candy book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Joe Beck, a fifteen-year-old suburban kid, gets lost in a disreputable. Brooks inhabited a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer including: Candy. Kevin Brooks Author (). cover image of The Road of the Dead.

Candy, Kevin Brooks Candy is a young adult novel by Kevin Brooks about a doomed teenage love affair between a musician and a prostitute. The story opens when Joe Beck, a music lover with a knack for curiosity, meets year-old Candy on the streets of London. Joe soon learns that Candy is not only a runaway from her home town, but also a teenage prostitute. He immediately becomes infatuated with her. Aug 10, Apokripos rated it liked it Recommends it for: Lovelorn teens But how powerful can an addiction be and how far can we go to satisfy this burning need?

Joe Beck is your average fifteen-year-old teen living a comfortable life in the suburbs of London; he gets by in his school studies and cares pretty much about his music playing bass for a band with some boys from his school called The Katies. It seems like your usual boy-meets-girl setup, but as Joe gets to know Candy and enters her life, closer, the more he becomes obsess and longs for her, he is initiated into the London underworld of drug, violence, and prostitution, the closer he gets in the way of danger.

At first he seems uncertain about her feelings for her, yet as the novel progresses it becomes more than just the typical teenage crush. However, the road to redemption has its price and the way is fraught with peril and difficulty to keep them from each other. The love, passion, fears, and brutality of the story keeps you wanting more. The rush of all the emotions that sweep over you as you are turning each page, gives you a craving for more Candy. March 29, Finished: March 31, My Rating: View all 15 comments.

Feb 02, Madeline is currently reading it. So far, so awesome. View all 5 comments. Jan 12, Jaemi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. And then he meets Candy. Something about her draws him right in. That he could be so lucky. At the Zoo she seems so normal. Joe wants to believe it, so he does.

She likes him. He likes her. With nowhere left to turn, he finally tells his sister everything. He takes a train back to the spot where he first stumbled into her.

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He wanders around London, trying to find somewhere within 10 minutes that could be the spot where she lives. If that part was true. After being led to the house, he hides in the bushes for quite awhile, making his move when an elderly woman loaded down with shopping bags arrives. He helps her carry them in, then takes off up the stairs to find Candy. And find her he does—severely battered and bruised.

Broken, she tells him everything. How she came to be here, how it went so far. But it did. And things very suddenly became life or death. They quickly bind him up with tape, and take off into the night. The plan is to get Candy clean, then take it from there. Iggy has his sister.

He can find them, because Joe tells him exactly where they are. Any bargaining power he had has gone. In the end, it turns out in a way no one would have imagined.

All he can do is struggle to find his way back to it. Sep 10, Kelly added it. I loved this book! It included lots of action, some romance, and some thrilling parts, too. The main character is a boy named Joe. He goes into town for a specialized doctor but ends up meeting a girl at a fast food restaurant. Not just any girl. She was beautiful and kind! At that fast food restaurant he meets someone who seems to be her pimp and he thinks she's a prostitute.

But even though Joe thinks she is a prostitute, it does not stop him from liking her or t I loved this book! But even though Joe thinks she is a prostitute, it does not stop him from liking her or trying to help her. When the time comes to save her, you will see where his heart lies.

This story includes drugs, violence, and profanity. I do not recommend this book to young teenagers; however, I do recommend this to people around the ages of Jun 05, Juliajulciap rated it it was ok. It was good, till the ending.

In my opinion it ended so randomly, it went down hill at the part when Candy is going through withdrawal. I enjoyed the aspect of Joe's odd obsession for Candy, and I believed that the book would develop into something really awesome. I wish I did not even finish the book because the last little bit was just aweful ruined the whole thing for me, and it seemed as though the authour just wanted to wrap it up.

The ending just did not make sense and left me completely u It was good, till the ending. The ending just did not make sense and left me completely unsatisfied. It was also really unrealistic; why did Joe love her in the first place? Why did Candy even become the way she was? What happened to her in the end?

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Why did Joe even take her to his cottage? How the hell did Candy's pimp find her? It really does not make sense to me. I do not recommend this book, it was a horrible disappointment. Jan 21, Bowtee rated it did not like it.

Everyone's always ranting about how this book is so great. It let me down SO much. Kevin Brooks does this thing where he leads to a conclusion in the end but doesn't explain it because the character never seems to care.

It works in some of his books like Being or The road of the dead, but i honestly didn't like this one. Sep 18, Erika rated it it was amazing. I decided to read Candy by Kevin Brooks really just because we had to read something in class and I just picked it up, read the blurb and started reading it for that reason. I really enjoyed reading this book as it had a bit of romance mixed in with Candy's horrific lifestyle.

I also really enjoyed that it was told in Joe's point of view. A character that I found interesting was Joey because as I kept on reading I really didn't understand why he kept trying to protect Candy even though he knew a I decided to read Candy by Kevin Brooks really just because we had to read something in class and I just picked it up, read the blurb and started reading it for that reason. A character that I found interesting was Joey because as I kept on reading I really didn't understand why he kept trying to protect Candy even though he knew about what she did for a living.

I believed Joe was very sensitive at the start of the novel but he started to evolve into a strong and confronting character towards the end of the novel. I liked this quote as Joe had to put his trust into Candy's hands in the novel. He loved her and he just had to believe that she was doing the right things with her life.

Something that I learned from this novel is that people aren't always what you want them to be. You can't expect people to change just because you ask them to.

People seem to go back to what is more comfortable for them, in this case Candy went back to drugs because she was used to that lifestyle. My favorite part in the book was when Joe goes looking for Candy at Iggy's house.

I enjoyed this part as it showed what kind of character Joe was. He really did dedicate his life to make sure Candy had a great life. May 13, Kristina rated it really liked it Shelves: About the best I can manage is the last half hour before we met, when I was just still a boy. I was innocent then.

Mindlessly getting by with school, Joe played the guitar in a band known as the Katies. Living under the roof of his divorced parents, Joe shared a house with his father and his older sister, Gina. Gina unravels later on in the novel that she is understanding and accepting with whatever choices her little brother chooses to make.

Having to deal with her father's racism over her future husband "Mike" she supports any person with no judgement.

With a simple and moderately average life, Joe had gained the title as "Average Joe", that is all until he mistakingly met a beautifully, wrecked Candy on the streets of London. As the quote above reads, Joe had an everyday normal teenage life but the transformation that progressed during the amount of time he had spent with Candy, had transformed him into a man with knowledge and a man who had grown deeply in love.

I was a woman, I couldn't get enough of it. I was hooked. Unlike Joe Beck, Candy had a more difficult child hood on the more real estate part of town. Throughout her child hood, Candy had always been a good looking girl. She'd be the kind of girl that mothers would be proud of and the ones that fathers would over protect.

Everyone loved a pretty girl. As she grew older and older, she'd blossomed into the kind of girl that men couldn't resist and the kind of girl that every other girl envied. The author had described that soon enough, jealousy had overwhelmed her closest friends which derived them to reject her.

Further on in her years, Candy had carelessly dropped everything and ended up on the streets of London where she drowned her sorrows in men and heroin with her whore house pimp "Iggy".

Iggy is later on unraveled as violent and manipulative.

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After having several few encounters with Candy, Joe realizes that there's more to life than just school and music. He shockingly falls deeply in love with a beautiful stranger that he barely knows. Throughout his loving obsession, Candy unravels some unflattering truths about herself including being a prostitute, along with a heroin addict.

With nothing holding Joe back Like Candy's threatening pimp, Iggy he'll do anything for his desire to help Candy with her miserable life. Together, they go through tremendous pains and difficulties to straighten out her life back in order.

This novel is basically set with your classic forbidden love, some-what theme. The story is told straightly from the perspective of the main character Joe Beck which creates a phenomenon sense to the reader.

As the reader, you are placed in the shoes of a naive boy attempting to increase his love for a girl he barely even knows which creates a common text connection with high school relationships. The descriptive writing and creativity kept the reader wanting more and more of what would reveal in the next chapter.

What was successfully enjoyable throughout this novel was the unique sense of admirable danger. The capability to capture their oddly hypnotic feel for love definitely helped with the twisted plot. All in all, the novel was filled with irresistible events, unstoppable love and provocative danger. The author had written an almost exquisite novel about two completely opposite strangers falling completely and mistakingly in love.

View all 25 comments. Dec 22, Autumn rated it did not like it Shelves: I abandoned this book because it was an absolute horrible piece of literature. The writing is very dry and it is a slow piece without a big climax. The constant mention of all the bad guys being black really got me mad, especially since this book isn't talking about racial issues its talking about a prostitute and a love struck boy. The mention of the main characters sisters boyfriend, mike, makes him seem like an "uncle tom"character, one that is acceptable in the eyes of caucasians because he' I abandoned this book because it was an absolute horrible piece of literature.

The mention of the main characters sisters boyfriend, mike, makes him seem like an "uncle tom"character, one that is acceptable in the eyes of caucasians because he's"white washed". Also in a quick interaction with a minor character in the book he stated that he was white but talked "black". What in the world is that supposed to mean? All in all I hated this book very much.

Sep 08, Jesse Richman rated it did not like it. This has got to be one of the worst pieces of modern YA fiction I've had the misfortune of reading in years. Cliche, predictable, and utterly unbelievable from start to finish though trust me, it gets worse and worse as it goes. With so much spectacularly good work being done by the likes of David Levithan and John Green, I'm not sure why you would waste your time with this.

View 1 comment. Jul 31, Valerie rated it liked it Shelves: I liked this book. It had a lot of suspense and is a quick read once you invest the time in it. I wish the ending had been less vague..

If I could give this book a 3. Jan 17, dania rated it liked it. The book is about a boy named Joe who meets a girl named Candy and is instantly fascinated by her he likes her. I guess you could call it love at first sight.

He wants to remind her who she is again, how her life was like before even if that means jeopardizing everything like his own life. One thing I liked about this book is one of the themes. When I read this part while trying to figure out a book to read, I thought Joe was going to be a psychopath. I thought HE was going to be the one violent to Candy. The situations in this book are definitely crazy, unbelievable and eye catching. Joe beck was a normal teenage guy trying to make it through high school, practice with his band, and juggle family issues.

He never would've guess how his life would turn around from a simple trip to the train station. Joe gets off the train and runs into a beautiful girl named Candy.

He's baffled, and they end up making it to a mcdonalds when after grabbing some food, a big group of pimps walk in a start harassing Candy. Joe realizes what she does and doesn't know how to handle it.. Can Joe get her away from the hands that hold her in this way of life?

And if he does, can she let herself get away from the drugs? Kevin Brooks will always amaze me I think. Jun 10, Dawn Wells rated it liked it. Candy can be addictive. Mar 17, Chiara rated it it was ok. Jun 22, Mark Hennion rated it it was amazing Shelves: I encountered this book in a 2nd and Charles while helping my ten year old try to find a book for himself.

At first, between the cover and the synopsis, I thought: There's no way After reading it, I find it hard to believe it is in the young adult's.

I admit, I have read very little "young-adult" fiction at all, bar what I did in my youth before the term came in to the common vernacular. W I encountered this book in a 2nd and Charles while helping my ten year old try to find a book for himself. I am a huge fan of all things "doomed romance.

In this case, Candy delivers a grim and terrifying look at the world of white slavery, coerced prostitution, heroin addiction, and first love Brooks employs a deeply centered first-person narrative which frequently follows the stream of conscious of Joe, the book's protagonist.

It took some adjusting, but after awhile, it becomes hard to realize you are NOT Joe. He is by no means hero material, and his failing to confront some rather terrifying circumstances were such a breath of relief. All too often, in any genre, we see the protagonist of a novel confront overwhelming odds far before having the precedent or necessary reason to do so. Joe is visiting London to get a lump on his wrist treated when he encounters Candy, Immediately entranced, a quick meal at McDonald's turns in to an education of street life.

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Candy's cover story is bullshit: He warns Joe off that's putting it politely. The central struggle of the book penetrates Joe's growing obsession with the girl, whereby they sneak once off and have a brief romantic encounter. Thoroughly hooked, he resolves to extricate her from her life and save herself. It is as this point we learn more of her addiction, circumstances, and so much more.

Joe sacrifices so much, endangers his loved ones, and by the end, I found myself nearly wanting to strangle him myself. Then, upon reflecting, I spent a moment remembering first love, dating, and the unsteady cocktail of 16 year old hormonal floods. Joe was forgiven, and Kevin Brooks is to be praised: Realistic, unapologetic, without any cliches or forced mercies.

I would recommend this book to nearly anyone Dec 20, Nicole rated it it was amazing. What did you like about the plot? Did it move quickly or slowly? Was it interesting or not? Candy apologizes for everything and is taken away. Joe is left wondering where she is and if he will ever see her again.

The last chapter briefly explains that Joe's band received a record deal and recorded Joe's song for Candy. Joe receives several calls for permission to record the song, but he never answers the messages. Although Joe is not at all upset by this, Candy very much is. In the final scene, Candy cries in Joe's arms, asking why their song was recorded. Did he have something to do with it?

Left hanging on the streets all alone when Candy leaves, Joe is baffled, heartbroken, and still deeply in love. Joe is in a band called The Katies, who at the end of the novel, go off to record without him.

He is obsessed with Candy and does everything he can to help her with her addiction. Candy Candice : A young prostitute, runaway, and heroin addict. Iggy: Candy's pimp, who controls her life by using her addiction as a tool. He is a violent man, bent on destroying Candy and Joe's forbidden relationship. Gina: Joe's older sister. She cares for and worries about Joe but is supportive of his relationship with Candy. She and Joe are very close.The Ultimate Teen About a Girl.

I do plan, but I'm not consciously aware that I'm building a plot that creates good suspense; it comes naturally because I've soaked myself in those sorts of plots. I found that surprising because I didn't have any idea that I could plot or structure a story. Joe wants to believe it, so he does.

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