Author(s): Kevin Brooks
Joe is hooked from the moment he sees Candy. What is it that catches his eye? Is it her hair, her smile, or just the way that sheÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs standingW When they chat over coffee, thereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs an instant attraction, but can love really be this sweet>
Joe takes Candy deep into his soul. He thinks about her night and day, and even his music throbs to the sound of her name. But Candy also takes him somewhere else ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ to her world: a bitter place of drugs, violence and hopelessness.
As the dark truth emerges, Joe must decide if love and hope ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and Candy ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ are worth fighting for. And he must find a way to escape the danger that loiters on every street corner.
"... a story as sharp as the title is sweet, with something dark lurking inside and no cosy answers... Some words of warning: Candy may hook you too. GUARDIAN * Brooks is one of the best young adult writers around. Get this book. Word-of-mouth will do the rest. IRISH TIMES"
Kevin Brooks lives in Manningtree, Essex. He has won the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Book Trust Teenage book of the Year.