Crush. Candy. Corpse. by Sylvia McnicollCrush. Candy. Corpse. by Sylvia Mcnicoll

Crush. Candy. Corpse.

bySylvia Mcnicoll

Paper over Board | February 17, 2012

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Paradise Manor is depressing -- the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won't let her. Who says volunteering at a hair salon doesn't benefit the community?

But working with the Alzheimer's patients has a surprising effect on Sunny. Along with Cole, the grandson of one of the residents, she begins to see that the residents don't have much more choice about their lives than she does: what they eat, how they are treated by staff, even what they watch on television. So Sunny does what she can to make the residents happy -- even if she has to sometimes break the rules to do it.

When tragedy strikes at Paradise, Sunny's left to make the decision about whether or not to honour a promise that Cole made to his grandmother about her life...and her death.

SYLVIA McNICOLL has written twenty-three books for children. Her novels have won the Silver Birch and the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award. In 2011 she won a City of Hamilton Book Award for YA fiction. She is currently the features editor for Today's Parent Toronto. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.
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Title:Crush. Candy. Corpse.Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 17, 2012Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459400631

ISBN - 13:9781459400634

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great book I liked this book and I find it relatable for people who know someone going through Alzheimer's.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If u work with alzheimer patients, this book will amke u stop and think about how u trea them day to day.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensitively written novel on an unusual topic The concept of a YA murder novel set in an Alzheimers' ward is a unique one, and in left deft hands it could have been a disaster, but McNicoll handles it well, with tightly written scenes and perceptively developed characters. Those with Alzheimers are shown just as fully fleshed as the teens -- well done.
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful and poignant... An engaging read, with great plot and character development, and a story that unwinds at a page-turning pace. ( I was reading in the middle of the night to find out what happened next.) Sunny's trial is believable and authentic, and interspersed with journal excerpts as well as Sunny's own explanation of what really happened in the forty-first hour after completing her community service for high school. A realistic portrayal of teenage relationships, Sunny struggles with her feelings for two completely different love interests and the dilemmas that are posed by each. The difficult subject of Altzheimer's disease, and the toll it takes on the victims as well as their families, is approached bravely, and with candour and grace. Well done!
Date published: 2012-02-17

Editorial Reviews

"Crush.Candy.Corpse. packs a punch. Hands down, this is a book that should be required reading for students. McNicoll weaves such a heart wrenching story that you?re forced to contemplate your own beliefs, to question parts of yourself that are easily pushed away and rarely confronted."