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Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week

Candy by Kevin Brooks

This is a fine and tender portrait of (unconsummated) teenage passion, and a nail-biting adventure. It would be a great shame if teenage boys, in whose voice the story is told, were deterred by the girl?s name in the title. NICOLETTE JONES

I don't think Jones's concerns about the title are likely to affect male readership of the book. Quite the reverse really. It's not as if it's called 'Jackie' or 'Sindy'. Candy is one of those names that has alluring connotations for the male psyche, and it's never put off teenage boys discovering brief amusement and titillation in Terry Southern's humourously graphic novel of the same name...

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