6th June 2013, Puffin, 284 pages, Hardback, Review copy
Themes: sisterhood, being in a large family, having step-family, bonds between sisters, being a rebel in the wrong sense, keeping secrets from your family, breaking the law, trying to do the right thing, animal crazy, chocolate business, mysterious goings ons, friends drifting away with other interests, sneaking out without parents knowing, wanting justice, being in trouble, having a broken family
Content: occasional major peril, mild teen romance, domestic violence, animal cruelty, tissues needed,
Summary from Puffin
Another delicious book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, a sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer's Dream, from bestselling girls' favourite, Cathy Cassidy.
Coco is the youngest of the Tanberry sisters but she's as headstrong as any of them. Coco is crazy about animals and loves her riding lessons. When Caramel, her favourite pony at the stables, is sold, Coco scopes out the new owner - and she's not happy about what she discovers. With big sister Honey going off at the deep end and Summer only just recovering from her eating disorder, there's no-one at Tanglewood to help Coco out. Can Coco save Caramel alone - or will a new friend help her?
Coco is a sweetie, with a chaotic family life which is sadly easy to relate to. I love how much she cares for her sisters, regardless of whether they are blood related or not. She is trying to save the world all by herself, but she learns that she needs the help of others who think of things she hasn't even considered.I love her, and am looking forward to reading her sisters' stories.
Check out the other books in the series including Summer's Dream.