Crush. Candy. Corpse

Crush. Candy. Corpse

Book - 2012
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Paradise Manor is depressing - the smells are bad and the residents are old. 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. But 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.
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer, 2012
ISBN: 9781459400627
1459400623
Branch Call Number: YF MCN NVD
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 25, 2017

Paradise manor isn't exactly a paradise. It’s a home for residents with Alzheimer’s, and Sunny would rather be doing her community service hours at a hair salon. But working there has had a surprising effect on Sunny. Here she builds relationships with the patients and meets one patient's grandson. Then when an indecent happened at the manor and lands sunny in a courtroom for manslaughter.
I really enjoyed this book because it took you throughout her court case and then fills in the story by telling the back story to each of her visits to see if she is guilty or not. I think it was a fairly fast paced book and you never knew what the ending was going to be until it happened. It definitely had some plot twists that you don't see coming to make it more interesting. Rating 4 out of 5 stars.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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jesussavesbro
Jul 22, 2013

sunny is being sentenced for man slaughter and murder of coles grand mother because of "chocking" her with candy.
sunny is doing her community hours in a residents home with patients with Alzhimers... in the beginning walking into a bad stench she thinks this is the worst idea she could've ever made. but her teacher told her too. just as she thought this place was the worst -place ever..... she encounters a teen named cole and finds out his grandmother is staying here.
weeks go by and she starts to enjoy the place knowing cole is visiting and what not but then her grandmother keeps asking her for mints.... and not just one at a time but to be put in her mouth more than once...... so did she really "kill" coles grandmother or was it something already planned for,,,,,,

NorthleaAM Apr 09, 2013

I thought this book was well written, like how there was a court scene at the begining of every chapter. I just thought there wasn't much ideas and details put into the book, but the author formatted it for success

Missy4052 Apr 03, 2013

i liked why she died her bangs but wasnt very creative. This book wasn't one of my top 3. :(

FierceDragon Mar 12, 2013

Overall, really good read! I really enjoyed it! One of my top Red Maple books.

ginjaninja23 Mar 11, 2013

I thought this book was okay but was lacking in creativity. This is the second book in the Red Maple selection that is based around court and I really don't understand the justice system so it was kinda confusing for me. I didn't like what happened to Cole and I think he should end up with Sunny at the end.

NorthleaKDN Mar 06, 2013

i think that this book was really good except for the ending. the author could have expanded a bit on the ending. but overall it was pretty good. it included a good amount of mystery, adventure, and romance.

andrewheppner456 Mar 05, 2013

This was one of my favourite reads this year! I highly recommend it to lovers of supsense novels.

bookworm0012 Mar 04, 2013

I didn't really like this book. The back-and-forth between the present and the past was really confusing. The plot was strange and I was confused about what was even going on. The references to "paradise" didn't make sense and the characters personalities kept changing. Donovan kept trying to be bad then good and I could never tell what his motive was. I didn't like Sunny's attitude and the entire book wasn't really good.

09sparky Feb 25, 2013

I kind of enjoyed "Crush. Candy. Corpse." but the general idea of Sunny helping someone commit suicide is really creepy and scary. There was a lot of drama like when Cole got hit by the bus or when his grandmother died. I know there needs to be drama to make it interesting but when an important character dies (his grandmother) it just kind of like wow.

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