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As a child, Gretchen’s twin sister was taken by a witch-like monster in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch’s forest threatening to make them disappear, too. When their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out as teens, they stumble upon a sleepy Southern town and are invited to stay with Sophia Kelly at her sweet shop. Sophia moulds candied magic: coveted treats that inspire confidence, bravery, and passion. Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel finally start to forget their haunted past – until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel, who gives Gretchen a reason to fear Sophia: girls have been vanishing at Sophia’s annual chocolate festival, taken by the insatiable ‘witch’ of Gretchen’s nightmares. Can Gretchen save herself, the girls of Live Oak, and Sophia? Of one thing, Gretchen is certain: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781444900613

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Jackson Pearce

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Reviews

  1. Niamh, Book Club Review Team
    on 21 August 2012

    Truly amazing

    Sweetly was truly amazing. I stayed up for hours reading it. It's difficult to know what will happen next because it has such a twisting story line. This book can teach you not to trust everyone, no matter how sweet and innocent they may seem. When reading this book I felt all the emotions that the characters were feeling such as: Fear, anger, hurt and sadness. I love how throughout the book you learn about the character's pasts' as slowly everything starts revealing. It was fantastic!

    5out of 5

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