Candy Seaborne knows she’s badass. She takes after her father, an assassin and possibly a spy, although he won’t admit to either. She idolizes him. Her dream is to follow in his footsteps. But first, she has to finish high school.
Biding her time, waiting for real life to begin, Candy craves drama and isn’t above manufacturing some. If you’re a classmate who wronged her or a boyfriend who cheated, watch your back. She’s no pushover, and revenge may be her favorite pastime.
Jonah Bryson is the senior class heartthrob who breaks all the stereotypes. He’s a jock, but he isn’t the typical player. He’s moody and antisocial. No girl has gotten anywhere with him since his last girlfriend broke his heart.
Candy sees Jonah as a challenge and the perfect distraction. But she may be in over her head because unlike everyone else, Jonah isn’t buying her tough act. He sees the lost, lonely girl inside. He sees too much. When he looks at her that way, she wants to let her guard down and be vulnerable. But that’s the last thing she should do because her father’s world is spilling over into hers, and life is about to get real much sooner than Candy expected.
10%: There was no big dramatic beginning to keep me interested, but the subtle entry into Candy's world and mind impressed me. With so many books going for the action-only, fast . paced narrative, you get tired of it before even realizing it. And the moment you do realize it is the moment you read the first few chapters of Like Candy. I wasn't so much engaged in the storyline--I was, but the reason I kept reading was because I was enthralled by the writing style. Candy is a person I definitely want to meet, or at least see on TV played by Nina Dobrev or Francia Raisa.
25%: Things got even more interesting as we delved into Candy's relationships with Theo and her father. And then--AND THEN--Jonah. A not so bad boy who reminded me of more than a few crushes I had in high school.
When I finished: wrong. So wrong. Or was I? I kind of had an idea about Jonah's secret but omg. Omg. I can't even properly gush because it would be giving things away but O. M. G.
Read this book. Pleeeeease read this book. You won't regret it.
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