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"It's a battle to create the tastiest confection in the world. But the main mystery here lies not in secret ingredients but in the secrets held by the contestants themselves."
— Meghan G.
Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“Welcome to the 'Life is Sweet' Candy Factory where 'Some More S'mores' and 'High-Jumping Jelly Beans' are created and you can have chocolate pizza for lunch! Logan, Daisy, Miles, and Philip each have two days to invent their own candy creation for the Annual Candymaking Contest. But all is not as it seems, as mysterious interconnections are soon revealed. Surprises are around every corner in this truly remarkable story that is sure to make you smile and say, 'Life is sweet!'”
— David Mallmann, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew? Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone? Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink? Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather? Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook? This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.