I Want Candy

The Librarian
by Kim Wong Keltner | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780060847982 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 9/6/2011
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Found this on a recent foray to Dollar Tree - found several interesting titles..... Plan to read soon.....

Having read two other works by the same author, I almost feel duty-bound to read this - who'd've thought that gen-X-oriented chick lit would be one of my guilty pleasures.... shhhhh! don't tell anybody!

Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, April 25, 2013
I don't know what it is about this author that gets my attention but everything I've read by her has been absolutely great!
There were parts of the book that kind of spooked me, in the way it dealt with death of loved ones and generational squabbles, but then that's part of what made it that much more riveting.
i couldn't put it down, it was a one-day read!

will release soon....

Journal Entry 3 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Friday, May 17, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/17/2013 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

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putting this into a box for bkind2books OBCZ at Fort Campbell. Hope they find a good home!

Journal Entry 4 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
This one sounds intriguing - I may have to read it before I put it on the shelf. Arrgh....

Thanks so much, Big John!

Journal Entry 5 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
This is not a YA novel, although initially it sounds like one. Candace is 14 and about to graduate from the 8th grade. She and her family live above their business, Eggroll Wonderland, in San Francisco. This is a gritty novel with plenty of sly humor. There's a lot of 80s references from Facts of Life to David Bowie. It was filled with all the angst of a 14 year old. The author sets this in a Chinese-American family but really it could be any family.

Quotes to remember:

His command of profanity far outshined any of the idiotic drolleries I'd culled from the schoolyard.

...I saw the writing on the wall, and it was misspelled.

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