The Candy Store by Michele PoagueThe Candy Store by Michele Poague

The Candy Store

byMichele Poague

Hardcover | August 2, 2015

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Summary Jett, an orphaned teenager from the 1980s mysteriously travels through time to the 1920s Jazz Age in this sweetly concocted saga packed with love, friendship, adventure, history, and romance. Although this is the story of Jett's life, it is also the story of a generation as seen through the many lives that become a part of her story.

Overview Ronald Reagan is president and Denver is reeling from the 1970s Oil Boom when sixteen-year-old Jett finds work making confections for Watson's Candies. Hiding from Social Services and a diligent detective, the young woman is pleasantly surprised to learn her new job includes room and board. The elderly couple running the store offers her the home she'd never known but when tragedy strikes, the hard-as-nails orphan wakes up in the psychiatric ward in a strangely altered world. Watson's candy store appears to be the only thing that hasn't changed and Jett is sure it holds the key to finding her way home. As in the life she left behind, she is pursued by the authorities. Having been shuffled from one foster home to another, Jett is no stranger to uncomfortable situations but in this new world she must be careful of her every move or risk being locked away forever.

Title:The Candy StoreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.19 inPublished:August 2, 2015Publisher:Bent Briar Publishing LLLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942665008

ISBN - 13:9781942665007


Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Candy StorePoague's vibrant characters and piquant period details make for an entertaining voyage into the past. An engaging, bittersweet saga about finding a place to belong.Kirkus ReviewsI quite enjoyed The Candy Store, it was a lovely exploration of the trials of growing up, fitting in and finding a place in the world... All in all, a really great book, and one I'd recommend to anyone.Belle M., Independent ReviewerReading The Candy Store was like savoring a bittersweet chocolate bar that has a surprise twist in flavor at the last bite. The novel was a delicious combination of sci-fi, time travel, historical fiction, and romance. I highly recommend The Candy Store. It is the perfect novel for teens looking for a story packed with love, friendship and adventure.Estrella Salgado, A LitPick ReviewerThis novel was a blast from the start until the finish. The relationships the characters had with each other were crafted extremely well, and I was very impressed. It is clear the author put a lot of effort into making both the setting and the characters lifelike. Even though I never lived in the 20s or even the 80s, I felt like I was able to briefly be a part of those eras and have fun with characters that were having the time of their lives.Hailey Karter, A LitPick ReviewerThe candy store is the centerpiece around which the story revolves. Although this is the story of Jett's life, it is also the story of a generation as seen through the many lives that become a part of her story. An important part - the backdrop - of the novel is its historical content and the social settings of the time, clearly conveyed and interesting in itself. The author writes with perception and with insight into human nature. Characters are finely honed, universal, typical of their generation, and convincing in their individuality - a good ending with a bit of subtlety.Robert Krueger, author of The Children's Story, About Good and Evil.