From The Bookshelf // Candy by Lavie Tidhar

As an avid reader, Roo likes to enjoy a chapter or two of a book before bed. I can always tell when she has one that has gripped her imagination as she’ll ask if she can read an extra chapter. The latest book to get her reading extra is Candy by Lavie Tidhar.

Candy by Lavie Tidhar

In a city where all chocolate and sweets have been banned, Nelle Faulkner is a 12-year-old private detective looking for her next client. So when notorious candy gangster Eddie de Menthe walks into her office (her dad’s garden shed) and asks her to find a missing teddy bear, Nelle takes the case. But as soon as the teddy turns up, Eddie himself goes missing.

Can Nelle track them both down… before she comes to a sticky end?

Candy starts with introducing the reader to a world where candy is banned – imagine a world like that! With candy hidden and smuggled in so that the children are still able to enjoy a piece of their favourite chocolate or sweets. Although the book is aimed at tweens who are chapter reading the book does still offer some illustrations. Carefully positioned throughout the book to add that extra interest and help the reader relate to the character and the situation they are currently facing.

Where to by Candy by Lavie Tidhar

The new Candy novel from Lavie Tidhar is available to buy from Amazon and all other good book retailers.

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Candy by Lavie Tidhar

Review Article



  1. Margaret Gallagher
    June 23, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Like her to track blackjack sam – hes been getting me in trouble with DENTIST halima !
    She says i need fruit salad Gemma

  2. Solange
    June 24, 2018 / 1:30 am

    The disappearance of all the biscuits in my cupboard.

  3. Karen Barrett
    June 25, 2018 / 9:37 am

    The mystery of the missing socks

  4. Tammy Tudor
    June 25, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    The crime of hair bobbles and clips appearing all over the house!

  5. Rich Tyler
    June 25, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Who ate the last slice of pizza!

  6. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 26, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Where the chocolate has disappeared to!

  7. Christine Lockley
    June 27, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Who is Mr Nobody

  8. Rachael Sexey
    July 1, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Where all the odd socks go??

  9. andrea tinkler
    July 1, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    where have all my biscuits gone????

    July 2, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    The mystery of the missing pens, I can never find one at home

  11. paula cheadle
    July 3, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    finding all the odd socks

  12. Kate Davies
    July 5, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Where all the hours in the day go.

  13. Stevie
    July 6, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Where is the remote control.

  14. Sally Collingwood
    July 7, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Why the day drags so much in work

  15. Lydia Joy
    July 7, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Why do my dogs bark at nothing?!

  16. Adrian Bold
    July 8, 2018 / 2:24 am

    Who keeps leaving empty items in the fridge!

    July 8, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    I think i would like the missing dog or missing cat

  18. July 8, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    where all the pens go! I seem to always be gettig them and then they vanish

  19. Natalie Crossan
    July 8, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Where do all the hours go in the day x

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